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Incredible images of fires raging across Western Canada

Watch the video above: Forest fires rage in BC, Saskatchewan

TORONTO – Across Canada, there are more than 418 wildfires burning. To date, there have been more than 4,500 that have charred more than 2,150,000 hectares of forest.

There are twice the number of fires that there were at this time last year when just over 2,200 fires burned 515,732 hectares of forest.

Wildfires map

And all that smoke has created eerie scenes across Western Canada.

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Smoke from the Elaho, B.C. fires.
Smoke from the Elaho, B.C. fires. Wildfire Management Branch
Flames spread along the mountainside in Boulder, B.C.
Flames spread along the mountainside in Boulder, B.C. Wildfire Management Branch
VIDEO GALLERY: Fires across western Canada
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Thick smoke creates a hazy, orange atmosphere in Elaho, B.C.
Thick smoke creates a hazy, orange atmosphere in Elaho, B.C. Wildfire Management Branch
Smoke in the hills of Elaho as fires envelope the area.
Smoke in the hills of Elaho as fires envelope the area. Wildfire Management Branch
The wildfire in Boulder, B.C.
The wildfire in Boulder, B.C. Wildfire Management Branch
Fire rages across Boulder, B.C.
Fire rages across Boulder, B.C. Wildfire Management Branch
Smoke from wildfires in the interior of British Columbia blanket downtown Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, July 5 2015.
Smoke from wildfires in the interior of British Columbia blanket downtown Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, July 5 2015. Jonathan Hayward/ The Canadian Press
Smoke from fires blankets Vancouver on July 5.
Smoke from fires blankets Vancouver on July 5. NASA/EOSDIS
Sandee Dupas – New Westminster
Sandee Dupas – New Westminster.
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Saskatchewan has seen more than 562 fires so far this season covering more than 720,000 hectares.


WATCH ABOVE: Video captured on July 5th shows fires burning in La Ronge, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan to get military help battling wildfires in northern part of province.
Saskatchewan to get military help battling wildfires in northern part of province. Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations / Supplied
A fire crew battles a blaze in the La Ronge area on northern Saskatchewan, Saturday, July 4, 2016.
A fire crew battles a blaze in the La Ronge area on northern Saskatchewan, Saturday, July 4, 2016. N PRESS/HO/Government of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Fire Department send firefighters and equipment up north as wildfires encroach on Saskatchewan community.
Saskatoon Fire Department send firefighters and equipment up north as wildfires encroach on Saskatchewan community. Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations / Supplied

Saskatchewan fires force over 3000 from homes

And in Alberta, there have been more than 1,200 fires burning almost 400,000 hectares of forest.

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As of Thursday morning, there were 116 wildfires burning across Alberta.
As of Thursday morning, there were 116 wildfires burning across Alberta. Courtesy: Facebook/Alberta Wildfire Info

As seen from space on July 6.

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Smoke is seen drifting over B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan on July 6.
Smoke is seen drifting over B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan on July 6. NASA/EOSDIS