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What to Know About the Wildfires Around the World

We're right in the thick of a devastating wildfire season globally, with areas of the U.S., Canada, Greece, Spain and Siberia badly affected. Most recently, Hawaii saw perhaps hundreds killed, the town of Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territories was evacuated, and British Columbia experienced, "100 years' worth of fires in one night." Here's everything you need to know about the current situation, and why it's ignited conspiracy theories too.

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    The USA

    Hawaii and Washington are the most recent places affected by U.S. wildfires.

    Video Washington wildfires burn homes and force thousands to flee

    Video Washington wildfires burn homes and force thousands to flee

    Canada

    The town of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, and parts of British Columbia have been horribly affected, at the same time as Meta has taken the decision to remove news from Facebook in Canada.

    Europe

    Southern Europe and Siberia have been badly affected by raging wildfires.

    Conspiracy Theories Are Also Spreading

    Why do conspiracy theories about wildfires tend to run rampant on social media?

    How to Help Hawaii

    Where to donate to help victims of the Maui wildfires.

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