BC Wildfire Service
The evacuation zone covered the provincial park campground, a subdivision and homes along Bear Creek Road.
B.C. Wildfire Service
"The situation in Fort McMurray and in the B.C. Peace continues to worsen."
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The wildfire service says 232 firefighters, 11 helicopters and 21 pieces of heavy equipment are battling the flames.
Every summer heavily forested areas leave animals and humans alike susceptible to wildfires. By July of this year, British Columbia saw over 189 active fires burning -- a number that Professional Organizers in Canada says is too high to not be prepared.
The smoke from Washington makes it more difficult for crews to battle the 184 fires burning in B.C., said one official.
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The fire has destroyed 30 homes, 15 other buildings, and another 242 properties remain on evacuation order.
"Public awareness and enforcement is lacking... they need to begin clamping down."
"There was no time. You just have to run.''
Stormy weather is keeping air tankers grounded.
The scariest part of their job? "The unknown."
The fire was sparked Thursday afternoon and within hours had forced the evacuation of more than 200 properties.
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"Within a minute it was four hectares and it just grew to 300 very quickly."
The human-caused fire is now estimated at 600 hectares in size.