Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- An extreme heatwave in Canada's western provinces has caused fires in several locations in the town of Lytton.
The town in question was evacuated immediately.
Many were forced to leave their homes in an emergency in Lytton and sought refuge in nearby towns, CBC News reported.
"It's a very serious fire," Mayor Jan Polderman said. The whole village is on fire. Only 15 minutes passed between the first smoke and the sighting of the flames everywhere."
At least 486 people have died from the "heat dome" in The Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
There are also fears that wildfires caused by extreme heat could increase the balance sheet.