US: Biden raises firefighters’ pay as heatwave hits the west

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A record-breaking heatwave in western Canada and the US is causing a spike in heat-related deaths. Hospitals are reporting a flood of heatstroke victims, and officials are warning the weather is likely to remain at scorching levels. US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he will give firefighters’ a pay raise to $15 an hour, as he met with a group of governors to discuss drought, heat and wildfires in the western part of the US. Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from the US capital, Washington, DC. - Follow us on Twitter: - Find us on Facebook: - Check our website: #WesternWildfires #WestermHeatwave #JoeBiden
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