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Residents of Canadian town destroyed by record-breaking fire return for glimpse of homes

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By Jennifer Gauthier LYTTON, British Columbia (Reuters) – Residents of Lytton, British Columbia, were able to see the remains of their homes on Friday for the first time since they were forced to flee for their lives days ago. The central British Columbia town made headlines at the end of June for breaking Canada’s heat record – hitting 49.6°C (121.28°F) at its hottest – and was then almost completely destroyed in a forest fire caused in part by the heat wave. The town of around 250 people had just minutes to evacuate on June 30, along with roughly 2,000 people living in nearby indigenous comm…

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