Friday, July 7, 2017

BC Wild Fire Update - 10:30


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Today has been one of B.C.’s busiest wildfire days in recent memory. We have had 138 confirmed wildfire starts across the province, primarily in the central interior. Lightning, high temperatures, and strong winds were contributing factors. Many of these wildfires are demonstrating aggressive fire behaviour. The BC Wildfire Service and local emergency services are responding to fires and working to keep the public and our communities safe. This photo was taken from the Provincial Airtanker Centre in Kamloops looking north towards smoke from the Ashcroft wildfire. This airtanker is going to take a rest until the morning, as are our social media channels. We will resume at 0800 tomorrow morning with updates.
From all of us at the BC Wildfire Service, have a safe evening.
For evacuation information, please see:
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre for evacuation information in the Williams Lake, 103 Mile House, 105 Mile House, Lac La Hache, and 108 Mile Ranch Community areas.
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen for evacuation information for the Princeton.
Thompson-Nicola Regional District for the Cache Creek, Ashcroft, and Little Fort areas.
For road conditions and closures, please visit: www.drivebc.com

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