Firefighters gain on several wildfires in California

Firefighters gain on several wildfires in California

There are about 200 fires burning province-wide.

"The Princeton fire estimated at 2,700 hectares [is] 10 percent containment".

A Delta staff member and a Delta firefighter have been deployed to Williams Lake where they are assisting the Caribou Regional District Emergency Operations Centre, while six Delta police officers have been deployed to various locations around Williams Lake and 100 Mile House.

"The incident commanders will be helping to organize the deployment of resources in Williams Lake and they will be working with the local fire department, supporting the protection of the community should the fire move within the community", said Whiting. "We actually didn't lose anything other than the guys who had livestock, they lost a bunch of range land".

Rob Turner, assistant deputy minister for Emergency Management B.C., said some 4,000 families had registered with Canadian Red Cross as of Friday afternoon. Dixon said that half of those people were registered today. "For those that have not, they have case managers who can discuss individual cases and they can issue cash cards where they have to".

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"Two individuals were arrested - both are prolific offenders in Williams Lake".

Nearly 14,000 people were evacuated from their home following a wildfire in British Columbia's Interior which raged on last Friday.

"It's just an extraordinary thing to see the devastation from the fires in the Cariboo region from the sky".

About 170 wildfires were burning across the province's central and southern Interior, including three around Williams Lake, where 11,000 people were on standby to leave their homes. "If that forecast comes to fruition, it's going to be a big challenge for us".

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