Wildfires in BC creating havoc on local communities and for railways

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The Kookipi Creek wildfire near Boston Bar has grown from 2,000 hectares this morning to nearly 9,000 hectares in size due to unstable weather conditions, threatening Lytton, Boston Bar, the Nahatlatch Lake area, and the Fraser Canyon community of North Bend.  The Kanaka Bar Indian Band is joining the Fraser Valley and Thompson-Nicola regional districts in issuing evacuation orders.  Rail services for both CN and CPKC have been affected, but are expected to resume later this evening, but the wildfire situation remains unstable and other disruptions may occur as the safety of the communities and employees are a priority.  For the latest information, visit BC Wildfire Service (gov.bc.ca).

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