State of Emergency as B.C. Wildfires get out of Control

Posted by on Saturday, July 8, 2017

There is now a state of emergency in British Columbia as wildfires burn out of control.

Yesterday alone there have been 56 new wildfire starts throughout the province.

Evacuation alerts and orders have been issued for Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Princeton. These are in addition to the evacuation orders and alerts issued Thursday for 105 Mile House and 108 Mile House.

The extended weather forecast is calling for continued hot, dry weather, with risks of thunderstorms in many parts of the province.

Many of the fires were started by lightning.

One of the largest fires is near Ashcroft, a town in a dry grasslands area about 120 kilometres west of Kamloops.

Building have been destroyed as the fires remain out of control.



The Team

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