Aftermath of Canada's White Rock Lake wildfire

"Over the last 52 days firefighters and support personnel from around the world have maintained response efforts on the White Rock Lake wildfire," the service said in a statement.

Stretching from Monte Lake to the shores of Okanagan Lake, the fire was estimated to rage across 83,342 hectares with several properties and structures destroyed

"What I saw was shocking: there were sections of the forest but we're completely burnt out right down to the beach called Killiney beach. Some properties were completely destroyed others right next to it completely left intact" eyewitness Cristian Sasse told Reuters.

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