More evacuation ordered in BC as wildfire flare fanned by strong winds


Residents of more parts of British Columbia were indefinitely displaced by wildfires, this time in the southeastern part of the state.

The Central Coutoney district ordered more than 170 properties to evacuate along the 10-kilometer belt of the Slocan River north of Appledale, near the western side of the Torozzo Wildfire two weeks ago.

BC Wildfire Service blames the “aggressive behavior” of a 26-square-kilometer wildfire with strong winds, ignites other large-scale fires nearby, expands evacuation orders, and extends the Needles and Edgewood community Forced to cover a total of 356 facilities, including. For lower arrow lake.

Inside the center, the Thompson-Nicola region has issued evacuation orders for more than 100 properties threatened by separate wildfires north of Kamloops and Liluette, while in southern Okanagan, more than 20 burned Nk’Mip mountains. There is some positive news from the fire Bush square kilometers.

The Osoyoos Indian Band has partially lifted evacuation orders, allowing residents of 176 properties to return home, but wildfires are still out of control and other evacuation orders and warnings are still in place. , They need to be ready to leave soon.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Forestry, there were 277 wildfires in BC, 4,351 properties were ordered to evacuate, and thousands more were on alert.