Most homes and buildings in Litton, British Columbia were destroyed in the fire.Some residents are missing



Residents of the British Columbia inland community desperately sought out their loved ones on Thursday to handle the loss of their homes, after learning that most of Lytton’s village had been destroyed by a fierce wildfire.

The state’s Minister of Public Security said one of them, about 90 square kilometers of flames, flattened most of the buildings in the village, about 250 kilometers northeast of Vancouver. Mike Fernworth also said that multiple residents were unexplained, but he did not provide a solid number or a concrete estimate of the damage.

The news found that Wednesday night had hit more residents who were ordered to flee the area in an instant, and now they have lost their homes and are probably working on something worse.

Jennifer Toss wasted most of Thursday looking for her older occupants. They were calling her when police officers came to knock and ordered them to escape safely as the fire struck the town.

A resident of British Columbia Delta was calling Henry, Dona Robinson and 911 Wednesday at 5:25 pm, she said, and police had already arrived at the door of a house on one of Lytton’s main streets. He added that he was. She said the house was gone.

“I was calling the 911 operator and I used another phone to call the tenant,” says Thoss.

Toss said she had talked to the couple for about 10 minutes and hadn’t heard from them ever since.

She doesn’t know if RCMP was able to make them safe. She is called a hospital, shelter, RCMP, but no one has been able to find them, she said.

“They have no family and are completely independent,” she said of tenants in the late ’70s and early’ 80s.

A similar search ended with peace of mind for Rosana Stamberg, who was able to track her son and daughter after hours of hard work on Thursday.

However, a former Litton resident, now living in Enderby, British Columbia, was still crying when discussing unexplained people.

“Oh, that makes me very sad for people who don’t know if their family is okay,” Stanberg said.

“Some (residents) I’m nearby know they’ve done it there,” she said. “They’re all okay, but it doesn’t leave the family disappearing and leaving people who don’t know where they are.”

According to politicians and residents, the fire that leveled the village the day after Canada’s highest temperature was recorded in the midst of a historic heat wave left devastation thereafter. A long-distance photo of the scene shows a dark tree next to a house or business burned into the foundation.

According to Fernworth, about 1,000 people who managed to escape safely when the emergency evacuation order was issued are scarcely left when they return.

“Most of the village’s homes and structures, ambulance stations, and RCMP detachments have been lost,” Fernworth said in an afternoon press conference. “I also understand that some residents have not been described and their location is currently being investigated by the RCMP.”

Fernworth urged residents to contact police and emergency social services as the group worked to track down the missing person.

The cavalry referred to the state’s emergency management service for inquiries, but did not comment on the missing.

Meanwhile, BC Coroner Service said it could not confirm the possibility of death.

Prime Minister John Horgan has provided a pledge of assistance to the affected population, saying the fire remains vigorous and the ongoing danger of the situation cannot be exaggerated.

Hogan, who said the two flames appeared to have been involved in the destruction of Lytton, said the cause had not yet been identified.

“Litton is devastated and requires a great deal of effort to restore its historic site to its original location,” Hogan said, with both state and federal governments helping rebuild the population. He added that he is working hard on that.

He added that the show of support from Ottawa came directly from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a call between the two leaders earlier in the day.

An evacuation order was issued Wednesday at 6 pm local time, leaving the community to tackle a tremendous amount of “desolation and loss,” said John Hogen, deputy secretary of nearby Litton First Country. I did.

“I don’t understand, people are very worried and worried about what’s coming for them,” he said.

He said the country that sent people to the recreation center in Lillooet, British Columbia, is still trying to explain all its members.

He said he knew someone who had inhaled smoke or was burned in a fire.

Edith Loring-Kuhanga, administrator of Stein Valley Nlakapamux School, said she and fellow board members had to shorten the zoom interview with future teachers on Wednesday as the fire burned down their blocks. I did.

She initially ignored the sirens going out, but only received a call from a school board member to leave her.

“He said,’I’m here in a fire, so you had to leave, grab whatever you can do right away,'” said Rolling Khunga.

“It was incredible. It was just a nightmare,” she said. “So many community members have lost everything.”

According to Fernworth, the state is considering declaring a state of emergency as the wildfire season progresses and is rewriting the emergency program law to better respond to extreme heat cases.

Rosalin Miles, a member of Lytton First Nations, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help affected community members.

“Some people will be trying to get through the cracks that may not be rebuilt and may not be insured,” Miles said, adding money for many locals living in poverty before the flames. Will be needed.

After the wildfire spread to 70 square kilometers, evacuation orders were also issued to 1,000 residents near Lake Deca, west of the 100-mile house.

BC Wildfire Service said in a statement posted on its website that many states are at “high” risk of fire.

Hina Alam and Nick Wells

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