B.C. wildfires tear through homes and communities across province

Officials in British Columbia said 30,000 people have been told to leave their homes, and 36,000 people have been told to get ready to leave at a moment’s notice. B.C. Wildfire Service spokesperson Forrest Tower said the fire in the Shuswap region grew about 20 kilometres in 12 hours, which is among the fastest growth B.C. has seen for a wildfire.

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