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Millions sweltering in US west as Canada takes emergency steps

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Millions of people across the western United States and Canada were hit Sunday by a new round of scorching hot temperatures, with some roads closed, train traffic limited and new evacuations ordered. In Canada, with wildfires continuing to spread — including 50 more blazes erupting in the past two days — the government announced new emergency measures aimed at preventing further fires. Sweltering conditions hit much of the Pacific seaboard and as far inland as the western edge of the Rocky Mountains over the weekend. “A dangerous heat wave will affect much of the western …

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