1.8 million hectares of Canada burned by forest fires so far this year

On this day last year, British Columbia was in the midst of a three-week-long state of emergency declared due to wildfires.

On this day two years ago, thousands of people from across Western Canada had been ordered to leave their homes as fires threatened their communities.

On this day three years ago, people with homes in some parts of Fort McMurray, Alta. had been kept away from their properties for more than three months because of the still-notorious fire that tore through the area.