An entire Canadian town is up in flames after temperatures soared to a record-breaking 49.4 degrees
- The Canadian village of Lytton has been set ablaze following several days of record-breaking temperatures.
- For the past three days, the thermometer has climbed to a staggering 49.4 degrees.
- The town's mayor has issued an evacuation notice.
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The Canadian town of Lytton in British Columbia has been engulfed in flames after temperatures there soared to a record 49.4 degrees.
The town's mayor, Jan Polderman issued a town-wide evacuation order at 18:00 on June 30 urging residents to safely leave the village because a "fire event" is threatening the "building structures and safety of the residents within the municipality."
"It's dire -the whole town is on fire...It's bad, I've never seen anything like this," Polderman told CNBC journalist Meera Bains.
Images of the fire could be seen on weather radar.
-Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) June 30, 2021
On Tuesday, Lytton broke the record for the all-time highest temperatures in Canada for the third straight day.
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