Wildfires close in on Williams Lake, BC; thousands ordered to evacuate
An entire city and surrounding areas in British Columbia were forced to evacuate as raging wildfires intensified by strong winds spread across the region.
An evacuation alert was issued for Williams Lake and surrounding areas in Cariboo Regional District on Saturday.
“All individuals in the City [Williams Lake] and the above areas must evacuate immediately,” the order stated.
Around 12,000 people live in the city, and the same number of people in the surrounding areas were also ordered to evacuate, CBC Canada reported.
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