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BC: Canada declares state of emergency over wildfires

(July 10, 2017) -- The Canadian state of British Columbia has advised around 3,000 people to evacuate and declared a state of emergency as wildfires sweep through the province. More than 138 new wildfires broke out on Saturday alone, raising the total to about 240, according to local media reports.

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — The Canadian state of British Columbia has advised around 3,000 people to evacuate and declared a state of emergency as wildfires sweep through the province.

More than 138 new wildfires broke out on Saturday alone, raising the total to about 240, according to local media reports.

More than 1,800 firefighters were tackling the fires and a further 260 were coming to their aid from other parts of Canada. Saskatchewan was sending three air tankers and 30 firefighters.

Read the article at The Independent.

A full list of parks closed to protect public safety as firefighters work to get the fires under control can be found at BC Parks.

 

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Ronnie Garrett is the editor in chief of RV Daily Report. She's been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and now the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year.

One comment

  1. May I point out that Canada does not have states, we have Provinces. This is not a secret. In reference to the BC fire story.

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