WA Firies Heading To Canada To Help Tackle Hundreds Of Wildfires

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb

Evacuees from Williams Lake began arriving in Kamloops yesterday, but that city is reaching the limits of its resources and some of the Williams Lake evacuees have been encouraged to head to a reception centre in Kelowna.

He fled Fort McMurray during last year's wildfires there, too.

Here is a list of latest numbers for the wildfire situation.

"It's making it hard to fight the fire and to keep everyone safe so they're giving out a lot of evacuation alerts and orders so we can remove that threat and get in there and work properly on the fire without any worry of people being in the path".

Massive forest fires forced the evacuation of a total of 36,000 people in the Canadian westernmost province of British Columbia.

"I'm not too anxious", Mr. Baker said. "In some cases we did have to withdraw our own personnel from the fire line to ensure their safety", he said.

The ridge of high pressure that has kept conditions hot and dry across southern B.C.is giving way to a cold front - a temperature drop that may have otherwise been welcome, if not for the winds accompanying it.

About 40 kilometres north of Cache Creek, the Ashcroft Reserve fire tore through Loon Lake.

The provincial wildfire crisis took a dramatic turn for the worse Saturday evening as the entire city of Williams Lake and its surrounding area were ordered evacuated.

"The relationship between two political parties between the Greens and the NDP should be paid for by them, not by the taxpayer", said Andrew Wilkinson, Liberal MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena.

Fire crews have been able to oversee significant controlled burning over the past few days around Williams Lake thanks to a brief reprieve in the weather, Skrepnek said.

There have also been evacuations in Lake Country due to a fast-moving fire.

A news release from Central Okanagan Emergency Operations said as many as 10 structures had been reported damaged.

Wild fires were also devastating forests in California, where a lightning storm on Sunday near Yosemite National Park started a blaze dubbed the "Detwiller fire" which razed 7,100 acres (2,870 hectares), according to Cal Fire.

James said an NDP government is committed to keeping all politicians in fire-affected areas, including Liberals, as up to date as possible.

Initially, that included simply gathering up shovels and Pulaski pickaxes, but then they got access to larger equipment such as a water truck and heavy equipment, in part with help from contractor Jay Camille who was doing work in the area.

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