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Canada's British Columbia declares state of emergency as thousands are forced to evacuate Kelowna

Posted on AllSides August 20th, 2023
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British Columbia has declared a state of emergency as massive wildfires tore through the western Canadian province, forcing residents to flee their homes and seek shelter.

The province was declared to be under a state of emergency due to hundreds of wildfires Saturday, with the emergency management minister saying 15,000 people had been told to leave their homes. 

The fires have mostly threatened large swaths of land in the Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories and Kelowna, a city of more than 132,000 people in British Columbia. The entire city of Yellowknife was told...

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