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Most Evacuees In The Wall Fire Area Able To Return Home

Firefighters from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are heading west to help battle wildfires in British Columbia.”We are expecting there to be some lightning with this system but it is likely to have some rain with it”, he said, adding the overall pattern is for hot, dry conditions to continue.BC Wildfire Service chief information officer Kevin Skrepnek said forecasters have revised their prediction for an incoming weather system.On July 9 alone, crews were fighting 14 large wildfires throughout the state, including the biggest one in Northern California’s Butte County, where the Wall Fire, which had scorched about 6,000 acres and displaced 4,000 people. More than 10,000 people had registered at reception centres, about half of whom were being housed in group lodging.”We thought we were in trouble”, Riley said.Almost all evacuation orders have been called off for three major fires across California as dozens of wildfires throughout the West were coming under control.Across the province, Robert Turner with Emergency Management BC says more than 16,000 people are now registered as evacuees, and cash has finally started flowing to them. Numerous same people had been forced to flee this spring from the possibility of major flooding from a damaged dam spillway.And it’s good news for residents of Williams Lake who are on edge with the evacuation alert that is still in effect for that community.Evacuation alerts and orders have been issued for Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Princeton, 105 Mile House and 108 Mile House.He said 60 of the band’s 280 members stayed to fight the fire.Earlier this week, the province of New Brunswick said it was sending a 21-man crew to B.C.