Canadian Fire Season Starts Far too Early as Fort St. John Residents are Forced to Flee the Flames
Fire bans now in place in rural areas all around Calgary but burning still allowed in the city
Dozens more wildfires started in Alberta forests overnight, according to the province, bringing the number of such blazes so far this year to 157.
That's an increase from the 106 wildfires reported at the same time last year, which is being attributed in part to the warm and dry conditions so far this spring.
Some 650 firefighters are battling the blazes provincewide, assisted by 60 helicopters and two air tankers