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Last Updated: Wednesday August 05 2009 07:43 GMT

In pics: Canada wildfires turn Moon orange

The Moon glowing orange because of the smoke from the wildfires

Raging wildfires have been burning through forests on Canada's Pacific coast for days, with smoke from the blazes making the Moon appear orange.

A group of friends in Lake Okanagan watching the wildfires burn on Terrace Mountain

The worst of the fires are blazing on Terrace Mountain in British Columbia and have already forced thousands of people to leave their homes.

Wildfires burning on Terrace Mountain

There's been a heatwave in the area over the past few weeks, and officials think lighting strikes, along with the hot, dry weather caused trees and bushes to catch light.

A water bomber flies past a wildfire after dropping fire retardant on the other side of the mountain

Thousands of firefighters are battling to control the fires, helped by planes and helicopters dropping water on the flames.

Someone standing in Lake Okanagan watching the wildfires burn on Terrace Mountain

Experts hope a change in weather will bring rain soon - which should help them get the fires under control.