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British Columbia Wildfires Blanket the Province in Smoky Orange Haze35s

British Columbia Wildfires Blanket the Province in Smoky Orange Haze

Smoke from multiple wildfires gave the skies of British Columbia an orange haze on August 18, as evacuation alerts were issued for multiple effect areas in the province. Environment Canada issued multiple air quality warnings for cities in British Columbia due to the effects of the smoke. Prince George, in the north of the province, had a “very high risk” rating for its air quality as of August 19. Wildfires burning in the far north, west, and around Vancouver Island left the province blanketed with hazy, smoky conditions. CBC reported poor air quality warnings were issued for British Columbia and advisory notices were issued for parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Credit: rozii_art_mix via Storyful

Plane Drops Fire Retardant to Halt Progress of Vancouver Island Fire19s

Plane Drops Fire Retardant to Halt Progress of Vancouver Island Fire

Fire retardant was dropped from planes fighting wildfires on Vancouver Island on August 18 as evacuation alerts were issued for multiple effect areas in British Columbia. Wildfires burning in the far north, west, and around Vancouver Island left the province blanketed with hazy, smoky conditions. CBC reported poor air quality warnings were issued for British Columbia, and advisory notices were issued for parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Credit: Newcastle Timber via Storyful

Blaze in Shoal Bay as Hunter Region Copes With Spate of Winter Bushfires35s

Blaze in Shoal Bay as Hunter Region Copes With Spate of Winter Bushfires

Rural firefighters continued to battle bushfires in New South Wales’s Hunter region on Sunday after having successfully contained a blaze threatening homes near Port Stephens on August 18. The NSW Rural Fire Service also successfully defended a number of homes at Tanilba Bay from the encroaching bushfires over the weekend. 2DAYFM reported Lemon Tree Passage Road, which runs through Salt Ash and connects Port Stephens to Newcastle, had re-opened on Sunday morning with power and telecommunication services in the area also being restored. Back burning operations in Salt Ash will continue through the week, Port Stephens Examiner reported. Footage taken from Fingal Bay show the fires burning around 6 pm near Shoal Bay, southeast of Salt Ash. New South Wales’ extremely dry summer and a spate of bushfires has led officials to introduce the state’s first ever winter fire ban, AAP reported. Credit: Bushra/Flight Care Agency via Storyful

Drone Video Shows Grey Smoke Covering Kamloops, BC, as Fires Choke the Air35s

Drone Video Shows Grey Smoke Covering Kamloops, BC, as Fires Choke the Air

Blazing wildfires in British Columbia, Canada, cast a grey pall of smoke across the city of Kamloops on Friday, August 17. The smoke was so dense, the air quality diminished on Friday afternoon, according to CFCJ Today. Drone footage recorded by Brett Mineer demonstrates the Kamloops atmoshphere three hours before sunset. Credit: Brett Mineer via Storyful

Floodwaters Submerge Roads in Watertown, Wisconsin1m03s

Floodwaters Submerge Roads in Watertown, Wisconsin

Flash floods hit the town of Watertown, Wisconsin, on Friday, August 17, after heavy rains overnight. Approximately nine inches of rain fell within 14 hours, Channel3000 reported. Firefighters rescued several motorists from their cars after the flooding, the report said. This video shows two people kayaking past submerged cars near a Kwik Trip gas station on West Main Street. The rains are expected to ease on Friday night, according to Channel3000. Credit: Richter Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. via Storyful

Wildfire Smoke Fills Sky Over Fraser Lake, British Columbia50s

Wildfire Smoke Fills Sky Over Fraser Lake, British Columbia

The Shovel Lake wildfire had burned almost 80,000 of hectares of land in Shovel Lake, British Columbia by Friday, August 17. The fire was discovered on July 27 and has grown to cover an estimated 79,192 hectares, according to BC Wildfire Service. Fraser Lake resident David Luggi shared these videos of wildfire smoke filling the sky. He told The Vancouver Sun he was packed and prepared to evacuate his home. Luggi’s home was reported to be located just outside an evacuation zone. He said he purchased furnace filters in order to enable air flow into his home. Air quality advisories were active for much of British Columbia due to smoky conditions. The Vancouver Sun reported a camp was set up on Fraser Lake’s north for firefighters battling the blaze. Credit: David Luggi via Storyful

Drone Footage Captures Blue Whales in Monterey Bay, California3m46s

Drone Footage Captures Blue Whales in Monterey Bay, California

Drone footage captures blue whales swimming and feeding in Monterey Bay, California, on August 15. Marine biologist Nancy Black, who operates Monterey Bay Whale Watch, told Storyful at least 15 blue whales were seen swimming off Monterey’s Harbor. The blue whales arrived in southern Monterey Bay to feed on swarms of krill. Blue whales look for patches of krill and eat up to four tons per day, according to Black. Humpback whales can also been seen in the video feeding on anchovies. Credit: Monterey Bay Whale Watch/Gowhales.com via Storyful

Car Trapped on Flooded Road in Watertown, Wisconsin45s

Car Trapped on Flooded Road in Watertown, Wisconsin

Flash floods hit the town of Watertown, Wisconsin, on Friday, August 17, after heavy rains overnight. About nine inches of rain fell within 14 hours, Channel3000 reported. Firefighters rescued several motorists from their cars after the flooding, the report said. This video shows firefighters attempting to retrieve a car which became trapped in the floodwaters. The rains are expected to ease on Friday night, according to Channel3000. Credit: Tim Halbach via Storyful

Toronto Underpass Flooded After Heavy Rain33s

Toronto Underpass Flooded After Heavy Rain

Streets in Toronto, Canada, were flooded on Friday, August 17, after heavy rain hit the city. These videos shows the flooded underpass at Union Station. Pedestrian walkways were closed at the station due to the flooding, the Toronto Star reported. Credit: @wanynewonder1 via Storyful

India Coast Guard Carries Out Rescues In Flooded Kerala2m12s

India Coast Guard Carries Out Rescues In Flooded Kerala

The Indian Coast Guard has continued its efforts to save locals displaced by the flood waters in the southern state of Kerala that have left at least 164 people dead. This footage is described as showing the India Coast Guard Disaster & Relief Team No. 22 carrying out rescue operations in Kerala. A group of stranded people are led through waist-high waters in the first video and a child and an elderly woman are escorted to a relief camp in the second video. As many as 1,568 relief camps have been built for people displaced by the floods, the Times of India reported. Credit: Indian Coast Guard via Storyful

Man Taking Selfie Dangerously Close to Feeding Bears Could Be Charged2m40s

Man Taking Selfie Dangerously Close to Feeding Bears Could Be Charged

A man waded into the water at Brooks Falls, located in Katmai National Park in Alaska, on August 9 to take a selfie, coming dangerously close to feeding bears and inadvertently walking into a camera livestream. explore.org, a media organization, runs the livestream of the bears at Brooks Falls, and viewers who saw the man wade into the river reported the incident to Katmai rangers, the National Park Service said. He and two others, whose identities have not been released, could be charged for reckless endangerment and harassing wildlife, local news reports said. “In Katmai, approaching within 50 yards of a bear using a concentrated food source, like migrating or spawning salmon, is prohibited,” the National Park Service said in its statement, warning that people need to realize that the bears at Brooks Falls are wild. Credit: explore.org via Storyful

Florida 1st-Grader Denied Entrance to Private School Because of Dreadlocks8m13s

Florida 1st-Grader Denied Entrance to Private School Because of Dreadlocks

The first-grade son of Clinton Stanley Sr of Apopka, Florida, was denied admission on Monday, August 13, to a local private Christian academy due to his dreadlocks. This footage, livestreamed by Stanley, shows his six-year-old son standing outside the entrance of A Book’s Christian Academy. Two administrators can be seen inside, and when Stanley asks them if they’ll allow his son to attend the school if he braids his son’s hair up, one of them says no. Stanley can be heard calling their decision “biased.” The Parent/Student Handbook for A Book’s Christian Academy states: “All boys hair must be a tapered cut, off the collar and ears. There are to be no dreads, Mohawks, designs, unnatural color, or unnatural designs.” According to reports from The Miami Herald and WESH2 News, school officials, including Director John Book, have said that the decision to not allow Stanley’s son to attend class was purely on the basis of these rules, and not related to race. Stanley’s son is now attending another school, The Miami Herald reported. The incident has drawn the attention of activist Shaun King and inspired a Change.org petition. Credit: Clinton Stanley Sr. via Storyful

Bakery Creates Anatomically Correct Heart Cake to Help Surgeon Celebrate His Birthday48s

Bakery Creates Anatomically Correct Heart Cake to Help Surgeon Celebrate His Birthday

A bakery in Victor, New York, made a cake in the shape of the human heart for a local heart surgeon’s birthday recently, and footage of the creation went viral after it was shared on August 15. Deviant Desserts, founded by Katherine Dey and her husband Mark, shared a video of the anatomically correct cake to Facebook, where it soon racked up over 4,000 views. The cake was commissioned by employees from a Rochester hospital for one of their surgeons birthdays, and the team at Deviant Desserts even went as far as adding tubing to make it pump “blood.” Credit: Katherine Dey at Deviant Desserts, LLC via Storyful

Two Gentlemen Show How Important Confidence Is by Wearing No Pants to Job Interviews6m23s

Two Gentlemen Show How Important Confidence Is by Wearing No Pants to Job Interviews

Two friends decided to go attend multiple job interviews pantless in order to showcase that prospective employers are really looking for one thing when considering applicants – confidence. Pants or not, the gentlemen in the video are well-received by all the employers they come in contact with. Some of them even expressed appreciation for the amount of confidence it takes to walk into anything without pants on, let alone a job interview. Credit: Ashton Bingham via Storyful

Fireman and His Wife Celebrate New Baby With Epic Gender Reveal1m33s

Fireman and His Wife Celebrate New Baby With Epic Gender Reveal

Krystal Caddell describes her husband as a “proud fireman”, so it’s only fitting they found out the gender of their baby with the help of a fire truck. Fellow firemen filled the truck with either blue or pink water. The Caddells have three daughters and were shocked to turn on the hose to find out they were having their first boy! Credit: Krystal Caddell via Storyful

Rescue Crews Search for Stranded Animals Amid Deadly India Flooding2m35s

Rescue Crews Search for Stranded Animals Amid Deadly India Flooding

Rescue teams from the Humane Society International (HSI) have been combing abandoned areas in India’s Kerala state to find animals left behind by families fleeing flooding and landslides after days of heavy rain. News reports said that at least 164 people were killed in the widespread flooding. The chief minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, announced on August 17 that a red alert was issued across all but one of the state’s 14 districts of Kerala and that further rainfall was expected. Sally Varma, HSI India’s Education and Awareness Officer, said in a statement that teams working in Nilambur and Tirur had found many dead animals. “We are still finding abandoned dogs and were recently able to rescue 13 dogs and a tiny kitten who we found trembling as the floods raged around him,” she said. “We are bracing ourselves for when the floods subside and we can finally access some of the areas currently totally cut off, where we may find more animals we’re desperately hoping to reach.” This video shows conditions in Kerala, as the rescue team moves through rain-hit areas in search for stranded animals. Some of the rescued animals can also be seen safely indoors. Credit: Humane Society International via Storyful

UNHCR Builds Shelters for Thousands of Yemenis Displaced by War2m19s

UNHCR Builds Shelters for Thousands of Yemenis Displaced by War

The UNHCR said on August 17 that it was building 4,700 eco-friendly transitional shelters in Hajjah, Yemen, for more than 30,000 internally displaced people. The UNHCR said that Hajjah hosts almost 20 percent of Yemen’s two million displaced people, many of whom have fled conflict. The shelters were being built with local materials, consisting of a wooden structure reinforced by mud and dung walls, and covered with local plants and grass. Credit: UNHCR via Storyful

Protesters Hit Out at Spanish King as Barcelona Marks First Anniversary of Attacks33s

Protesters Hit Out at Spanish King as Barcelona Marks First Anniversary of Attacks

Pro-independence activists took aim at Spain’s King Felipe VI in Barcelona on Friday, August 17, as he paid a visit to the city to mark the first anniversary of the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks. Holding banners with slogans such as “We Have No King” and “No King, No Fear,” the protesters marched near the Plaça de Catalunya, where the memorial event was due to take place. Fourteen people were killed in the two attacks, with Islamic State claiming responsibility, according to Reuters. Credit: Lluna Gurrera via Storyful

Part of WWII US Destroyer, Sunk Off Alaska, Discovered After Nearly 75 Years5m14s

Part of WWII US Destroyer, Sunk Off Alaska, Discovered After Nearly 75 Years

The stern of the USS Abner Read broke away when it was hit by a mine off the Alaskan coast in 1943. Its location remained unknown until a team from Project Recover found it on the sea bed in July. The ship survived the blast and was towed for repairs, but the incident led to the loss of 71 sailors. Project Recovery, a NOAA-supported team from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and University of Delaware, found the ship. After the wreckage was identified, the team aboard the recovery ship cast a wreath into the sea in memory of the lost sailors, as seen in this video. The wreckage can also be seen, encrusted in sea life. Credit: Project Recover via Storyful

Giraffe Mum Gives Birth to Leggy Little Calf at Australia Zoo1m26s

Giraffe Mum Gives Birth to Leggy Little Calf at Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo has announced the birth of a brand new baby from giraffe mum Rosie, who brought the adorable, long-legged calf into the world on August 14. Born at almost two metres tall and weighing in at around 60kg (132 pounds), the giraffe was in good health after its 15-month gestation period, zookeepers said. Rosie and her baby are spending quality time together before rejoining the rest of the herd on the Queensland zoo’s African Savannah. A press release from Australia Zoo explained that giraffe always give birth standing up, so the fall for the calf can be up to two metres. The tough little bubs are up and walking within an hour despite the big drop as they enter the world. Credit: Australia Zoo via Storyful

Artist Spends 72 Hours Creating Stunning Mural2m35s

Artist Spends 72 Hours Creating Stunning Mural

Artist Rutuja Padwal created a colorful mural outside of a residential building in Mubai, India. Padwal can be seen slowly sketching and painting with painstaking details until the full mural comes together. She told Storyful that the project was commissioned by an interior design firm. Credit: Rutuja Padwal via Storyful

Lava Seen Spurting From Indonesian Volcano Short Distance From Danger Zone38s

Lava Seen Spurting From Indonesian Volcano Short Distance From Danger Zone

The eruptive activity of Anak Krakatau volcano off Indonesia, was captured on August 5 by Norwegian freelance photographer Oystein Lund Andersen. Lava can be seen spurting from the volcanic crater in the footage captured just two kilometres away from the danger zone. Oystein told Storyful that he witnessed, “lava bombs from the eruption being ejected to several hundred meters above the crater.” This volcano has been dubbed the ‘Child of Krakatoa’ by geologists who believe that it is the descended from the infamous Krakatoa volcano that erupted in 1883 killing tens of thousands of people. Credit: Oystein Lund Andersen via Storyful