Due to the advancing fires in Canada, British Columbia declares a state of emergency

British Columbia Prime Minister David Eby has expressed deep concern at what he calls “the worst wildfire season in our province’s history“, and warns that “this unprecedented situation has reached a critical juncture tonight.”

“In the last 24 hours the situation has deteriorated quite quickly,” said Eby, who reported that there were already some 15,000 people had to be evacuated before the flames advanced, reports Global News.

The McDougall Creek wildfire that has already broken out more than 10,500 hectares of land, poses an imminent threat to the safety of residents of the city of West Kelowna. The declaration of the state of emergency Their goal is to “ensure we have quick access to any resources we may need to respond to this situation,” Eby said.

They have been identified since Friday evening 380 active fires in British Columbia. The fire in question was discovered on Tuesday and has rapidly increased in magnitude. with more than 6,000 hectares According to the provincial forest fire brigade, forest areas have been destroyed in the last 24 hours.

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