Resources, warnings accompany people home in aftermath of B.C. wildfires

By Gary Barnes
North Island Gazette
September 13, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

As an out-of-control wildfire still burns near West Kelowna, officials say evacuated residents should brace themselves for a return to neighbourhoods they may no longer recognize. As people continue to return home or begin rebuilding , officials from the Regional District of Central Okanagan say crews are still busy addressing the aftermath of the McDougall Creek wildfire and also issued a reminder that affected residents are not walking that road alone. …Elsewhere in B.C., the latest evacuation order issued due to a wildfire covers a rural area north of Prince George. The regional districts of Fraser-Fort George and Bulkley-Nechako issued the order Monday night as the 10-square kilometre Ocock Lake blaze moves toward properties in the Noonlang Lake area, about 150 kilometres north of Prince George. …The BC Wildfire Service reported Tuesday that close to 400 active blazes are burning across the province, with 158 ranked as out of control.

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