A second firefighter has died in Canada after being injured fighting giant wildfires raging in the North American country, two days after a first female firefighter died, authorities said Sunday.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of a firefighter who succumbed to his injuries while fighting a fire in the Fort Liard area on Saturday afternoon,” said Jessica Davey-Quadick of Canada’s Northwest Emergency Services.

His death was recorded in the southern part of this region, near the province of British Columbia, where a young firefighter, just 19, died on Thursday when she fell during an operation.

“We must never forget the service and sacrifices” of firefighters, Bill Blair, Minister for Civil Protection, said on Twitter.

The lands of northwestern Canada are facing a drought this year, and back-to-back temperature records have been broken in recent days.

There are currently 89 fires raging in this area, 12 of which are classified as out of control. Over 8,090,000 acres of land have now been charred in this zone alone.

Faced with a record year of fires, especially giant fronts, Canada is forced to let many burn.

A total of 100 million hectares have been charred so far this year, an unprecedented area equal to that of the whole of Portugal.

Forests are burning mainly in the north, away from residential areas, without major material damage or loss of life — but with serious consequences for the environment.

Canada, which due to its geographical position is experiencing a faster increase in temperature than the rest of the planet, has been affected in recent years by extreme weather events, the intensity and frequency of which is increasing due to climate change.