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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.

British Columbia Fires Turn Deadly

Sproat LakeA man has been killed due to the fires raging in British Columbia.

Officials have confirmed that a man died on Sunday, when he was struck by a falling tree, while chopping them down to aid the fire effort.

He marks the first death in this horrible fire season.

One hundred and eighty-four fires are currently burning in the province.

Over eight hundred people have been forced to evacuate, mostly due to the Boulder Creek Fire.

Air quality advisories and smoke warnings continue in the south of the province.

Smoke from the many fires has spread south and covered Vancouver and many other populated areas.

The public is being warned to remain indoors as much as possible, and to breathe with their nose, due to it’s better filtering system.

Boulder Creek Fire Grows to 3700 Acres in British Columbia

Boulder Creek FireThe Boulder Creek Fire has grown to thirty-seven hundred acres, thanks to strong winds, on Sunday.

It is located northwest of Pemberton, British Columbia.

At least one hundred and fifty people have been forced to evacuate in face of the flames.

The fire is one of about one hundred and eighty burning, in the province.

Smoke from it and others have covered Vancouver in a haze thick enough to block out much of the sun’s light, making it appear red.

Some residents, of southern British Columbia, reported ash falling at their homes.

7.5 Quake Strikes Off of Alaska

A 7.5 earthquake struck off the coast of southern Alaska early Saturday morning.

It struck six miles below the surface, about sixty miles southwest of Port Alexander.

Initially a tsunami warning was issued for the Alaskan and British Columbian coasts, but it was canceled.

Some low lying areas of southern Alaska were evacuated.

No reports of damage were reported, from the quake.

7.7 BC Quake Evacuates Hawaiian Beaches

A 7.7 earthquake was recorded just after midnight PST in the Queen Charlotte Islands, off British Columbia.

Aftershocks up to 6.3 have followed the quake.

Tsunami warnings were issued for the BC, Washington, and Hawaiian coasts.

Entire communities were evacuated from some British Columbian islands, but they have since been allowed to return.

Over 100,000 people were evacuated from Hawaiian coastal areas, but no big wave came.

Officials in Hawaii are keeping beaches closed, for now, as a precaution.

No major damage or injuries have been reported, anywhere, due to the quake.

Cat Used For Target Practice

Ozzy the cat went missing from his Langford, British Columbia home, on September 30.

Friday he was found with blue duct tape binding his paws together and his tail to his neck.

Worst of all he had a crossbow quarrel sticking out of his neck.

Apparently the cat was bound and then used for target practice.

Vets were able to perform surgery and safely remove the arrow from Ozzy, who is now home recovering.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

If an arrest is made, the police and SPCA plan to charge the suspect with animal cruelty and fine them for the cost of Ozzy’s medical bills.