The latest news on the wildfires ravaging British Columbia

A state of emergency remains in place today across British Columbia as threatening wildfires force thousands of residents to evacuate from homes in the Okanagan in the southern Interior and elsewhere in the province. Here are the latest developments on the B.C. wildfires (all times are PT): 3:15 p.m. City of Penticton has activated its emergency operations centre. The city says staff will be monitoring the air quality and ways to help residents and evacuees deal with the challenges. It says close to 350 people have received assistance so far at a reception centre set up for evacuees at Princess Margaret Secondary School. — 3:00 p.m. The province is encouraging evacuees to register for emergency support services so they can access help with various needs such as accommodation, food, clothing…

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