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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

Homes being evacuated in central Alberta after wildfire jumps highway

Homes being evacuated in central Alberta after wildfire jumps highway Homes near the hamlet of Marlboro in central Alberta are being evacuated as an out-of-control wildfire encroaches on the community. RCMP said homes are being evacuated on both the north and south sides of Highway 16, as several homes are at risk. The wildfire has jumped the highway — which is impassable, RCMP said — and is burning on both sides. A reception centre has been set up for those who have to flee their homes at the Best Western Hotel in Edson at 300 52nd Street. © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Drivers are being advised to avoid the area due to smoke and zero visibility.

OSOYOOS , B . C . — An aggressive wildfire burning west of Osoyoos near Highway 3 has charred more than 2.5- square kilometres of bush in barely 12 hours. The BC Wildfire Service says the fire broke out Monday and is classed as “ out of control .”.

An aggressive wildfire burning west of Osoyoos near Highway 3 has charred more than 2.5- square kilometres of bush in barely 12 hours. The BC Wildfire Service says the fire broke out Monday and is classed as “ out of control .” Spokesman Kevin Skrepnek calls it “the fire of most concern” for the

Out-of-control wildfire near Osoyoos, B.C., scorches four square kilometres © Provided by Canadian Press Enterprises Inc

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

Wildfire danger will elevate to ‘extreme’ in Slave Lake: Alberta Wildfire.
The elevated danger is due to “strong and gusty winds” that could cause a fire to burn intensely and spread quickly, according to Alberta Wildfire. The northern part of the province is under a combination of “extreme” and “very high” fire danger. The Fort McMurray Forest Area is “extreme” south of Lake Athabasca and “very high” north of the lake. Both the Lac La Biche Forest Area and the Peace River Forest Area are under an “extreme” wildfire danger. “Temperatures will continue to rise, and the relative humidity will drop over the weekend creating cross-over conditions.

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