High heat and wildfires are inextricably related to each other. The unfortunate thing is that these factors lead to deadly outcomes such as land fires, destroying the lives of the people. The world is experiencing a high frequency of heat waves; in the opinion of some, the world is experiencing the lethal outcomes of climate change.
A case in point is a beautiful and small village in British Columbia, Canada called Lytton.
The small village of Lytton has set a national heat record in 2021. Unfortunately, the fast-moving high heat and wildfires destroyed the village, and two people have lost their lives. Officials are still looking for missing persons. Most parts of the community are burnt to the ground. The people living in the village experienced the hottest temperature on that day.
Jan Polderman who is the Mayor of Lytton was of the opinion that the fire spread very quickly. The people out there did not have enough time to protect themselves from this wildfire. The time for evacuation was very little. Most of the structures and homes in the villages are destroyed. Mike Farnworth who is the Solicitor General and Public Safety Minister reports that there are many residents still unaccounted for.
John Horgan who is the Premier of British Columbia states that more than 1,000 people have been evacuated without wasting much time. Moreover, he also said that most parts of the village have been devastated. It will take a lot of effort to turn things into proper shape. This village is, no doubt, a historical location of the nation. Horgan also said that Polderman notified the residents about the wildfire, and along with this, Polderman issued an instant evacuation order. He did a great job, but he was deeply traumatized by this wildfire event.
Talking about the damage, the wildfire has burnt almost 16,000 acres of land. The condition was dry, windy, and hot; therefore, the situation became worse. Horgan noted that almost 29,000 lightning strikes were recorded over a 24-hour period. Horgan met with the Prime Minister, and the government of Canada offered assurance that essential resources will be sent as soon as possible.