|CDS||Combined Defence Servicces|
|IAS||Indian Administrative Services|
|NDA||National Defence Acedemy|
|IFS||Indian Forest Services|
Firefighters are working hard in Canada after record-breaking temperatures led to wildfires across the west of the country. There has been a heatwave over parts of Canada and the US caused by a weather event called a “heat dome”. This is when a big mass of hot air blocks cooler air from coming into the area. Experts have said that climate change could make heatwaves more common. Climate change is the long-term change in world weather patterns, including rising temperatures, caused by human activities. On 29 June the temperature reached 49.6°C in the Canadian village of Lytton, in the province of British Columbia. This was the third day in a row that Canada had recorded its highest ever temperature. Several lightning strikes then caused wildfires in the dried-out areas. There have been more than 170 fires across British Columbia, including Lytton. Around 1,000 residents of Lytton were forced to move into a converted ice hockey rink, and most of the village’s homes and buildings have been destroyed. Canada’s government has said it will send the military to help deal with the fires and support people who are affected.
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