Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2021
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Hundreds More Ordered out of Their Homes in B.C. by Threatening Wildfireson July 21, 2021 at 3:32 pm

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Hundreds more British Columbians have joined the thousands already forced from their homes by wildfires as several local governments ordered residents to get out Tuesday night ahead of nearby blazes. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary declared a local state of emergency and ordered 122 properties evacuated, while residents in another 304 properties have been put on alert as the 20-square kilometre Nk’Mip Creek wildfire sweeps east, parallel to the U.S. border. The fire, sparked Monday, has already forced evacuations between the south Okanagan towns of Oliver and Osoyoos. It’s one of nearly 300 burning across the province—including 39 threatening or highly visible wildfires that the Ministry of Forests says have forced evacuation orders for more than 3,000 properties. At least half a dozen other evacuation orders were issued Tuesday night, including one affecting the community of Fauquier in southeastern B.C., while a large part of the Shuswap district of …

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