SALMO, B.C. — Attendees at a popular electronic music festival are subject to an evacuation alert after a wildfire jumped the Salmo River.
The B.C. Wildfire Service issued an evacuation alert Saturday morning, saying a nearby fire has jumped the river and is headed toward the Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo, B.C.
The festival previously issued what it called a "pre-evacuation alert" to attendees, letting them know that they should make plans in case of a mandatory evacuation.
While this does not currently affect the festival, all guests should be prepared for changing conditions. pic.twitter.com/fR48OeBIN2— ShambhalaMusicFest (@shambhala_mf) August 10, 2017
Shambhala, which has drawn more than 10,000 festival-goers in years past, began Friday.
B.C. Wildfire says the fire is increasing in size and threatening properties in the area.
It says festival-goers should make sure they leave enough time to return home safely.
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