'Freaking awesome stuff right there!'
Ottawa is promising more funding to support residents.
The city is home to about 11,000 people.
"What could we do but stand there and watch? Crying isn't going to bring anything back."
Wildfires burn outside Fort St. John, B.C. (Photo courtesy Darcy Shawchek Photography) FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A state of emergency
The wildfire service says 232 firefighters, 11 helicopters and 21 pieces of heavy equipment are battling the flames.
Forecasters say smoke from Washington wildfires will continue blowing into B.C. for several days.
The Stickpin fire is blazing less than 10 kilometres to the south of Grand Forks and Christina Lake, B.C.
Fireworks have been banned for weeks as the province battles a drought.
The fire has destroyed 30 homes, 15 other buildings, and another 242 properties remain on evacuation order.