B.C. declares state of emergency over wildfires

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the response to the hundreds of wildfires burning across the province.

The state of emergency will remain in effect for 14 days, but can be extended or rescinded as necessary.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the state of emergency applies to the entire province and ensures federal, provincial and local resources can be delivered in a co-ordinated manner.

Farnworth declared the...

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