Wildfire Rages Close to British Columbia Mountains

StoryfulWeatherPublished: July 9, 2017Updated: July 10, 201733 views
Published: July 9, 2017Updated: July 10, 2017

Wildfires raged close to mountains and forests in British Columbia over the weekend of July 8 and 9, leading to the evacuation of around 7,000 people, according to CBC News. This footage shows the flames burning along the treetop of a farm in Little Fort, a community on the west bank of the North Thompson River in British Columbia. The uploader wrote: “This community has amazed me. No one will leave yet. Volunteer fire department has been working constantly. Farmers taking it upon themselves to wet perimeters and bulldoze fire breaks.” A portion of Little Fort west and south of Lemieux Creek was placed under evacuation order on July 7 due to the blaze. The ongoing wildfires in British Columbia were spurred on by high humidity levels, hot weather and a lack of rainfall in the province. More than 1,000 firefighters had been deployed to tackle the fires, CTV News reported. Credit: Instagram/farmlifebc via Storyful

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