Fire Near Williams Lake Adds to 36,600 Displaced in BC

StoryfulWeatherPublished: July 17, 2017Updated: July 21, 20172 views
Published: July 17, 2017Updated: July 21, 2017

A wildfire near Williams Lake in British Columbia caused more evacuations on Sunday, July 16, adding to the 36,600 people who have been displaced in BC so far. According to BC Wildfire Service, the fire, which is near the Chilcotin Forest, is nearing 20,000 acres. Nearby, a wildfire that jumped over the Chilcotin River on Sunday narrowly missed the Tsilhqot’in First Nations community. Fire crews, which included 125 First Nations firefighters, were able to protect the community, according to Canada’s First Nations Radio. Credit: Facebook/Orrey Rislund via Storyful

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