Firefighters stand on a Kamloops Fire Rescue truck at a wildfire near Fort St. John, British Columbia, May 14, 2023. (OSV News photo/Kamloops Fire Rescue handout via Reuters)

Bishop evacuated, asks for prayers as NWT wildfires grow

Over 30,000 of the approximately 45,000 people living in the Northwest Territories has been mandated to vacate their homes, including more than 20,000 who reside in the capital city of Yellowknife. Fort Smith, Hay River and the K’atl’odeeche First Nation are other communities under an evacuation order.

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