B.C. Premier David Eby to visit Kamloops, Salmon Arm amid devastating wildfires

The Canadian Press in the Vancouver Sun
September 11, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

David EbyB.C. Premier David Eby and Emergency Management Minister Bowinn Ma are set to visit the province’s southern Interior today to meet with those affected by this season’s devastating wildfires. The provincial government says Eby and Ma will meet with residents, local authorities, volunteers, and members of the B.C. Wildfire Service. There are more than 400 wildfires currently burning in the province and more than 22,500 square kilometres of land have burned so far in a record-breaking fire season. In the Kamloops Fire Centre where provincial officials are visiting, more than 1,900 square kilometres have burned this season after lightening sparked blazes across the region. Officials in the Okanagan said Sunday that they don’t are expecting to lift any evacuation orders or alerts related to the out-of-control McDougall Creek wildfire. In an update Sunday, Central Okanagan Emergency Operations said hundreds of properties remain evacuated, including 122 in the hard-hit city of West Kelowna.

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