Wildfires Force Thousands of Residents in Western Canada's British Columbia to Evacuate Homes

  • Thousands of residents evacuated their homes in Western Canada's British Columbia province after authorities issued warning to the residents about the two rapidly spreading wildfires. Authorities were finding it tough to control the wildfires because of dry conditions, heavy winds, and high temperatures. Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre told residents through their Facebook page that lightening strikes made the situation worse. Evacuation is also ordered by the authorities around Ashcroft, which is located 100 kilometers south of Cariboo fires. Local state of emergency has been declared in the region after a blaze spread to over 7 square kilometres.

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