BC says accommodations for wildfire evacuees are filling up as evacuation continues



Victoria — British Columbia’s government has filled accommodations for wildfire refugees as the flames and smoke from numerous flames spread, forcing more people from their homes and adjoining Alberta. It is said to contribute to the eerie and exciting haze that covers the city of British Columbia.

Emergency Management BC said in a news release that accommodations have reached capacity in many communities, and anyone who evacuates to a large community due to a smokey situation should consider returning home. Is urging.

Keep in mind that self-evacuation to another community does not guarantee a reduction in human exposure due to changing smoke conditions and movement.

British Columbia continued to evacuate this weekend, with the Thompson-Nicola and Kutenay districts expanding orders to leave people’s homes.

Fire smoke from British Columbia and northern Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and northwestern Ontario has provided special air quality recommendations in many parts of the west.

Environment Canadian meteorologist Justin Shelley said last week’s smoke problems in Alberta were primarily due to a British Columbia fire, but due to wind changes, most of the smoke in cities such as Edmonton and Calgary is in northern Sascachuwan. It states that it originated from another wildfire.

“It’s a multi-layered smoke-like mess,” Sherry said from Edmonton, explaining that the wind direction varies from altitude to altitude, so smoke can blow from different states at different levels.

BC Wildfire Service states that there are over 300 fires. Meanwhile, the Saskatchewan State Public Security Intelligence Agency said on Friday that far more than 100 fires broke out in the state.

Emergency Management BC asked people to start planning where to go if they were ordered to evacuate on Sunday and advised them to check with their insurance company to see if their costs were covered during the evacuation.

“If possible, it’s best to arrange to stay with family and friends, so commercial facilities have capacity for evacuees who have no other choice,” the emergency agency said on Sunday. Said in the news release of.

In the Okanagan region of British Columbia, where the crew has fought an uncontrollable 480-hectare Brenda Creek wildfire, authorities continued to encourage residents to prepare in the event of a power failure.

According to a news release from Central Okanagan Emergency Operations on Sunday, local sector firefighters in the area are reducing fuel around utility poles while monitoring and protecting the BC Hydro transmission corridor through the fire area.

No damage was seen in the aerial review of the transmission lines, but the fire was still nearby and the crew warned that they were “waiting and ready to respond immediately.”

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