Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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(Recasts with Kimberley evacuation alert)


A new wildfire evacuation alert has been issued for the entire city of Kimberley, B-C and other properties directly south and southwest of the city in the Regional District East Kootenay.

The city in southeast B-C has about 45-hundred residents.

Mayor Don McCormick said in a statement that if an evacuation is needed, residents will be given as much advance notice as possible, but cautioned there may be limited notice due to changing conditions.

Two evacuation orders were issued earlier Thursday evening.

One posted by the Cariboo Regional District covering 62 properties in the Dean River North area, including the Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park and the other covers 65 addresses east of Kootenay in the St. Mary's Lake area.

B-C declared a state of emergency this week as more than 560 wildfires burn in every corner of the province and residents of more than 1,500 properties are out of their homes. …

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