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Heat wave bakes Canada

Extreme hot weather is triggering heat alerts and wildfires across Canada.

Blistering heat is cloaking most of Canada this weekend and the hot, dry weather is causing major problems from heat alerts to wildfires.

In Edmonton, residents are dealing with a smokey haze as two dozen firest burn across northern Alberta.

Fires are also cropping up in the Ottawa area, which is sweltering in 30-degree temperatures and no rain this month.

Meanwhile, Toronto has declared an extreme heat alert for the third time in a month, temperatures will be in the sizzling 30s with high UV index.