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Hundreds of properties evacuated as wind prompts growth in B.C. wildfires

August 16, 2021 Hina Alam - THE CANADIAN PRESS

High winds intensified numerous wildfires burning in British Columbia, forcing more evacuation orders for residents in hundreds of homes late Sunday, says the BC Wildfire Service. Some of the largest and most dangerous fires are burning in the southern Interior

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B.C. Okanagan wildfire remains out of control

August 9, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia Wildfire Service says a fire in the province’s south Okanagan remains out of control but its direction offers a better chance for containment. The blaze near the town of Oliver has charred nearly 23 square

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B.C. jail added to properties under alert as wildfire grows

August 7, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A wildfire burning in steep and rocky terrain in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan is defying containment efforts and has grown to nine square kilometres in size. BC Wildfire Service maps show flames are moving through an area of

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Two wildfires break out in British Columbia

May 24, 2017 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VERNON, B.C. – The BC Wildfire Service is responding to two separate blazes that broke out on Tuesday, including one that has prompted an evacuation alert. A fire in the north Okanagan, northwest of Lumby, was fanned by high winds