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Landslide fears prompt evacuation of 10 homes near Salmon Arm, B.C.

SALMON ARM , B.C. — An evacuation order has been issued for 10 homes near Salmon Arm, B.C., due to concerns about a possible landslide.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District issued the order Saturday night, telling residents to gather their family, pets and critical items and leave immediately.

The regional district says in a release that a slope in the area has become unstable due to water runoff.

It says the homes were evacuated as a precaution.

A geotechnical assessment is scheduled to be completed Sunday.

There's no word on when the evacuation order may be lifted.

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