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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Evacuation orders dropped in parts of BC, rain on the way

McDougall Creek wildfire. BC Wildfire Service

Evacuation orders were lifted on Saturday for Lake Country, West Kelowna, and Westbank First Nation as the wildfire situation is improving.

There are currently 374 fires burning across the province. 153 of those fires are classified as out of control.

Crews are still battling the McDougall Creek wildfire, adjacent to West Kelowna.

Air quality statements remain in effect across central and southern British Columbia and there are heat warnings in effect for B.C. North Peace River, North Coast - inland including Kitimat, and North Coast - inland including Terrace. Now through Monday, temperatures reaching 30 degrees combined with overnight lows near 13 degrees are expected.

Wildfire smoke is still dense across most of the province. The fire risk remains elevated.

Some rain is expected across the southern Interior this week.

Data Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada


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