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BC wildfires: Premier Horgan takes questions after province declares state of emergency | FULL

CA, 22 Jul 2021
Premier John Horgan was in Castlegar, B.C. on Wednesday and took questions from reporters for the first time since the province declared a provincial state of emergency connected to wildfires.

The forecast in parts of the province calls for shifts in winds and weather, raising concerns that property evacuations could rise to a level not yet seen this fire season, the government said.

The BC Wildfire Service and Emergency Management BC had not recommended a state of emergency connected to the fires until late on Monday after the change in weather.

States of emergency connected to wildfires have been declared in 2003, 2017, 2018 and 2021.

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