Wildfires raging through Canada and Tenerife force thousands to evacuate their homes | The Sun

WILDFIRES in Canada and Tenerife have forced thousands to evacuate their homes.

A state of emergency has been declared in Canada as more than 1000 wildfires rage through the country – destroying an area roughly the size of Greece.

Around 30,000 households have been ordered to evacuate British Columbia Province and a further 36,000 are on alert.

In Tenerife, helicopters were drafted in to drop water over a huge wildfire that has been raging in forests near the Mount Teide volcano natural park for the last five days.

Good weather conditions has stopped the blaze from destroying any homes in the holiday hotspot.

But the fire, which is the Canary Islands’ biggest ever, has still destroyed over 6% of the area and forced more than 12,000 people to flee their homes.

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Canada is having its worst wildfire season on record – with at least 1,000 blazes burning across the country.

There have been more than 5,700 fires across Canada this summer.

It comes after a horror blaze in Maui, in American island state Hawaii, killed at least 110 – although the number is still expected to surge.

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