The dozens of wildfires burning across B.C. prompted a provincial state of emergency to be declared last week, the first since 2003.
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. Numerous same people had been forced to flee this spring from the possibility of major flooding from a damaged dam spillway.
"I know if my province was burning or the public safety was in danger, I'd want other crews to come out if they could", Riley said. There are 34,380 people under evacuation order or alert in the region.
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Evacuees who are staying in communities from Kamloops to Vancouver can't return home yet, Day said, as hot spots and a fire near Cache Creek remain a cause for concern.