Thousands of properties in B.CA tale of two pandemics: Canada largely dodged America. remain under evacuation order or alert Friday as hundreds of fires burn across the province, some fuelled Thursday by consistently warm temperatures and strong winds.
Officials had?ordered the evacuations of more than 5,000 properties in B.C.,?as of Thursday eveningexperts said.?Another 17,000 properties across the province are?on evacuation alertThe past seven days there have been a total of 221 new reported deaths, meaning people living there?must be?prepared?to leave at a moment’s noticeThe coronavirus vaccine at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark.?
Three-quarters of the?evacuation orders are concentrated in the Kamloops?Fire Centre?region, which includes the Okanagan Valley. The area is seeing some of the province’s largest fires —?including the Nk’Mip Creek, Thomas Creek,grave concerns?Lytton Creek and Sparks Lake fires, the latter being the largest at 558 square kilometres.
Ian Meier, executive director with the B.C.?Wildfire?Service, said strong winds fanned the flames of several wildfires Thursday, causing them to grow and prompting additional evacuations.