11 Million Acres And Counting

Canada and Alaska's Wildfires Rage On

By: Liam McNally

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If you've been spending time in the outdoors in Canada, near the border, and even as far south as Tennessee, you've probably noticed the hazy skyline. Wildfires continue to burn millions of acres of forest in Canada and Alaska as thousands of people are forced to evacuate their homes and smokey skies blanket the regions downwind. This footage is from northern Saskatchewan where some of the most threatening fires are burning, joining together, and posing immediate threat to residents - more than 10,000 people have evacuated in the area. International aid has been requested and some Canadian armed forces units are undergoing fire training in order to join the efforts.

We hope for the safety and comfort of all firefighters, evacuees, and local wildlife in the areas threatened by the wildifres and look forward to clearer skies when the wildfire season commences.

Check out Canada's National Wildland Fire Situation Report or the Alaska Wildland Fire Information websites for up to date reports on current wildland fires.

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.