Wildfires Have Nearly 1,000 Homes In Okanagan, B.C. On Evacuation Order Or Alert

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — The occupants of nearly 1,000 homes have either been forced to evacuate or must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice as wildfires rip through British Columbia's scenic Okanagan region.

A lightning storm hit the popular tourist area in B.C.'s southern Interior earlier this week, sparking multiple wildfires including one major blaze that has grown to 10 square kilometres.

"Things are quite busy right now and the situation down there is pretty volatile," said Chief...

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