Video showed a car traveling through the smoke-filled town of Lytton in central British Columbia on Wednesday, when residents were told to evacuate. This week, Lytton broke Canada's all-time hottest temperature record three times.
Officials braced for more sizzling weather and the threat of more wildfires from a deadly heat wave that also ravaged the U.S. Northwest with record-high temperatures.
"The town has sustained structural damage and 90% of the village is burned, including the center of the town," Brad Vis, a Member of Parliament for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, said in a Facebook post.
He said the fire also caused extensive damage to BC Hydro stations and highways, limiting access to Lytton by road.
Lytton Mayor Jan Polderman ordered everyone in the town of 250 to vacate late on Wednesday.