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CanadaOut-of-control wildfire near Osoyoos, B.C., scorches four square kilometres

17:36  15 may  2019
17:36  15 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

State of emergency declared, evacuations ordered amid central B.C. wildfire

State of emergency declared, evacuations ordered amid central B.C. wildfire FRASER LAKE, B.C. — An out-of-control wildfire in central British Columbia has prompted a local state of emergency and several evacuations. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issued a state of emergency Saturday night and ordered people to leave an area near the community of Lejac, about five kilometres east of Fraser Lake. An evacuation alert is in place for a larger area, meaning people there have to be ready to leave at a moment's notice. The BC Wildfire Service says the blaze was discovered on Friday, May 3. As of Saturday night, it was estimated to be about 260 hectares in size and was considered to be zero per cent contained.

OSOYOOS , B . C . — A growing wildfire in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan region has prompted additional evacuation alerts for several properties west of the town of Osoyoos . The BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is burning in steep terrain and is considered out of control .

Out - of - control wildfire near High Level, Alta. causes 'very scary sky': Out - of - control wildfire near Osoyoos , B . C OSOYOOS , B . C . — A growing wildfire in British Columbia's southern Okanagan region has prompted additional evacuation alerts for several properties west of the town of Osoyoos .

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OSOYOOS, B.C. — A growing wildfire in British Columbia's southern Okanagan region has prompted additional evacuation alerts for several properties west of the town of Osoyoos.

Residents of 13 properties along Sumac Road and Highway 3 in Cawston are being warned to be ready to leave on short notice as a wildfire sparked Monday by a burning vehicle has now scorched four square kilometres of bush.

The evacuation alert is in addition to one issued shortly after flames from the vehicle on Highway 3 spread into the surrounding grass and trees.

The BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is burning in steep terrain and is considered out of control.

Forty firefighters backed up by two helicopters are working to contain it, and the wildfire service website says additional resources will be assigned over the coming days.

Environment Canada says rain expected over the region by late today should continue for several days, although forecasters warn lightning is possible on Thursday.

The Canadian Press

Mayor says northern Alberta town still under threat from nearby wildfire.
HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — The mayor of a northwestern Alberta town says the threat from a powerful wildfire burning three kilometres away has not passed and warns evacuees they could be out longer than expected. 

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