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Wildfires continue to scorch portions of BC's Interior

13 July 2017, 01:36 | Melanie Burgess

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"Basically, we're encouraging our employees to look after themselves and many are getting ready to evacuate or preparing plans to evacuate", Lockyer said.

"I have received phone calls from my area residents that were saying it was taking half a day to get registered because of the lineups at MacArthur Island, but it's been a much-improved situation by changing it to TRU", he said.

A wildfire burning in near Summer Lake in south-central OR has destroyed a hunting cabin and an outbuilding, reports the Associated Press.

Authorities said at least 10 of more than 200 fires burning across the province were close to residential communities.

While thankfully, no deaths or serious injuries have been reported, by midday Monday, about 38,000 hectares (93,900 acres) were scorched by the unrelenting blazes, forcing 14,000 people to evacuate their homes.

"The fire situation in the Interior of British Columbia is volatile and the situation is evolving", said West Fraser, one of several Canadian lumber producers targeted by new USA tariffs in April as a long-running trade dispute escalated. The larger of the two charred more than 45 square miles (116 square kilometers) of dry brush and has burned 20 structures since it broke out.

It used to be rare for the entire province to face such extreme wild fire threats this early in the summer, she said.

Officials couldn't immediately say how many were homes.

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More than 180 fires were burning, many considered out of control, as the B.C. government declared a provincewide state of emergency to co-ordinate the crisis response.

Older, dried out trees and vegetation are especially risky for wildland blazes, but enough new and drying grass can provide links between such tinderboxes.

"There's still enough people to deal with the regular outages here but for things like planned outages that don't need to be done right away, we're just going to hold off on that for now", Scott said.

Three new fires made trouble in the state Tuesday.

To the south in rural San Diego County, a wildfire has driven 15 families for their homes, but firefighters have stopped its progress. British Columbia also enlisted the help of the Canadian Armed Forces' aircraft to help transport the more than 1,000 fire personnel now fighting the fires, Goodale said.

At least 3,500 people remain out of their homes from a pair of blazes in Santa Barbara County and officials have not said when the evacuation orders might be lifted.

About 300 firefighters and support staff from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick started to arrive Monday to help relieve the pressure on roughly 1,000 B.C. crew members battling the blazes.



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