Canada Lytton - Heatwave record

The avaearge temperature of Lytton, BC Caneda in July is 28/15 deg Celcius. Lytton this week recorded the country's highest ever temperature of 49.6C (121.3F).

A wildfire has burned 90% of the village that recorded Canada's highest ever temperature, the local MP says. British Columbia, in western Canada, recorded 486 deaths over five days compared with an average of 165 in normal times.

"Within about 15 minutes the whole town was engulfed in flame," Mayor Polderman told the BBC.

"People basically just grabbed their pets, grabbed their keys and got into their car and fled."

Residents fled on Wednesday, many without their belongings, as smoke and flame engulfed the village Lytton, which is home to about 250 people and located about 260km (162 miles) north-east of Vancouver.

Winds of up to 71km/h (44 mph) were pushing the fire north into the community on Wednesday evening, CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe reported. Hot, dry and windy conditions in the area driving the fire at 10 to 20km/h.