BC towns brace for wildfire evacuation orders as weather turns

The Boston Flats trailer park was destroyed by a wildfire in Boston Flats British Columbia Canada on Monday

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The inferno's progress prompted authorities to take new emergency measures, ordering the evacuation of 24,000 people in the region including the town of Williams Lake which is home to some 11,000 people, reported public broadcaster CBC.

Near Kelowna, residents on all but 69 properties have been allowed to return to Lake Country after a human-caused fire was sparked Friday, destroying eight homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 300.

"The difference this time is the geographic scope and that we're seeing multiple communities throughout (the province), and that it's earlier in the fire season so the possible duration of this is different", he said. Numerous same people had been forced to flee this spring from the possibility of major flooding from a damaged dam spillway.

Initially, they planned that Williams Lake residents would go north to Prince George, but Richmond said flames crossed that highway, and the majority of evacuees were diverted south towards Kamloops.

Many people were displaced and have been staying at evacuation centres in Kamloops. The fire was not affecting prices beyond British Columbia, a relatively small producer, he said.

They held out as long as they could, but the fires around Williams Lake, British Columbia came too close.

203: Aircraft fighting the fires.

"I have a hell of a time getting in and out of these beds, but it's flawless for a situation like this", she said.

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Emergency Management BC deputy minister Robert Turner said that there was no update on the number of evacuees at the moment.

Officials have opened ESS reception centres in several cities as resources begin to stretch thin in Kamloops.

Kevin Skrepnek, B.C.'s chief fire information officer, had warned at 1 p.m. Saturday that gusty winds would set off extreme and violently aggressive fire behaviour.

Behind them, a wildfire which has already consumed at least 9,400 hectares of forest, was being fanned by fresh winds.

Cariboo Regional District Chairman Al Richmond said that the flames had not reached Williams Lake on Sunday, but he and the mayor made a decision to issue the evacuation order because the fire threatened to cut exit routes.

"I'll tell you that", said Sue LaChance, one of thousands of residents driving south out of the city.

Based on the scene at Sandman Centre on Sunday, the evacuation process would appear to have vastly different impacts on children, depending on age and circumstance.

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