A screenshot of Alberta, Canada's wildfire dashboard from May 8, 2023 This map shows the active wildfires in Alberta as of Monday afternoon. Those marked with red are considered “out of control,” which means the wildfire is burning and expected to grow. (Credit: Government of Alberta)

A provincial state of emergency was declared in Alberta, Canada on Saturday, May 6, due to wildfires burning across the province that have forced more than 24,000 people to evacuate.

In a press conference held on Saturday to announce the state of emergency, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith attributed the wildfire outbreak to heat the area has been experiencing.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected]

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