B.C. wildfires: Province-wide state of emergency declared

A wildfire in British Columbia’s Cariboo region has scorched more than 12 square kilometres of bush west of 100 Mile House.

By CTV News, July 8, 2017 

A province-wide state of emergency has been declared in British Columbia after dozens of new wildfires destroyed buildings and forced thousands of people from their homes.

Officials say 138 new wildfires sprang up on Friday alone, destroying dozens of buildings.

Evacuation orders have been issued for the communities of:

  • Ashcroft
  • Cache Creek
  • Princeton
  • 105 Mile House
  • 108 Mile House

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