14,000 Evacuated Due to 200 Fires in British Columbia

More than 14,000 people have been forced to evacuate as more than 200 fires rage in British Columbia.

Since April 1, 572 fires have burned nearly 100,000 acres of land, causing a state of emergency of in the province.

Most of the evacuations have occurred in the Williams Lake area, where 10,000 people have been forced from their homes.

Another 1,500 of the evacuees are from the town of 100 Mile Housein, who were forced to flee in the middle of the night, on Sunday.

Gusty winds, high temperatures, and dry conditions have only exacerbated the issue.

Firefighters from Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan have come to the aid of their brothers in Britsh Columbia.

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