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BC wildfires: Windy, changing conditions force more orders and alerts | FULL

CA, 23 Jul 2021
Some strong winds and wildfire flare-ups are causing more evacuation orders and alerts across B.C. Thursday.

There are currently 272 blazes burning in the province.

While the north section of the province has seen some cooler temperatures, the southern part of the province has remained hot, dry and windy with no relief in sight, Ian Meier, executive director of the BC Wildfire Service said Thursday afternoon.

While there is a provincial state of emergency in place, there are also 25 states of local emergency.

There are 50 evacuation orders in place, meaning about 4,300 properties and 79 evacuation alerts, meaning about 18,000 properties.

Eighteen reception centres have been set up across the province to receive wildfire evacuees.

For anyone wanting to donate to the wildfire-fighting efforts, the Wildfire Service is asking everyone to donate to the Red Cross Wildfire Relief Fund.

For more info, please go to: https://globalnews.ca/news/8051937/bc-wildfire-update-thursday-july-22//

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