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Officials say hot, dry weather could cause wildfires in western Canada to spread

  • Cpl. Kevin Deng, right, and M.Cpl. Casey Zaharoff, members of the Canadian Forces, put out a hotspot from wildfires near Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Large wildfires raging across Canada have contributed to a smoky haze lingering above the Western U.S., blazes fueled by the familiar hot, and dry conditions that have turned much of the region into a tinderbox. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Cpl. Kevin Deng, right, and M.Cpl. Casey Zaharoff, members of the Canadian Forces, put out a hotspot from wildfires near Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Large wildfires raging across Canada have contributed to a smoky haze lingering above the Western U.S., blazes fueled by the familiar hot, and dry conditions that have turned much of the region into a tinderbox. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the Canadian Forces look hotspots from wildfires near Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Large wildfires raging across Canada have contributed to a smoky haze lingering above the Western U.S., blazes fueled by the familiar hot, and dry conditions that have turned much of the region into a tinderbox. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Members of the Canadian Forces look hotspots from wildfires near Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Large wildfires raging across Canada have contributed to a smoky haze lingering above the Western U.S., blazes fueled by the familiar hot, and dry conditions that have turned much of the region into a tinderbox. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • A members of the Canadian Force prepares to head out to look for hotspots from wildfires near Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Large wildfires raging across Canada have contributed to a smoky haze lingering above the Western U.S., blazes fueled by the familiar hot, and dry conditions that have turned much of the region into a tinderbox. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    A members of the Canadian Force prepares to head out to look for hotspots from wildfires near Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Large wildfires raging across Canada have contributed to a smoky haze lingering above the Western U.S., blazes fueled by the familiar hot, and dry conditions that have turned much of the region into a tinderbox. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Officials say drought conditions and shifting winds in Saskatchewan could lead to further wildfires as troops battle blazes raging across western Canada.

Steve Roberts, a Saskatchewan wildfire management official, said Thursday that the warm, dry conditions could cause more trouble in the province that already has 118 wildfires burning.

Air advisories have been issued in western and central Canada, as well as the western United States.

Officials estimate more than 10,000 people have been forced from their homes in recent days. Fires also continue to burn in British Columbia and Alberta.

Roberts says the province is seeking more firefighters and equipment from across Canada and the U.S.