Entire town of Hay river in Canada ordered to leave as wildfires encroach

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Wildfires inCanada’s Northwest Territories on Friday forced the evacuation of the entire town of Hay River, a community of about 4,000 people on the Great Slave Lake, authorities said.The government of the Northwest Territories ordered everyone in town, including essential workers, to go to the Hay River Merlyn Carter Airport and await further instructions.”Anyone who remains in Hay River is doing so at their own risk,” the Northwest Territories government said in an alert posted at 3:23 p.m. local time on Friday. “There will be no emergency services or response available.”

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