Wildfire Forces Overnight Evacuations in Coldstream, British Columbia

A wildfire in Coldstream, British Columbia, forced residents to evacuate early on the morning of July 10, as high temperatures in the area were forecast to remain above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 Celsius) into the following week.

District of Coldstream officials ordered a “tactical evacuation” of residents along Clerke Road, opening a local municipal hall to accommodate those displaced. By late morning on Saturday, officials had rescinded the evacuation order, but kept residents on an alerted status.

This footage, taken around midnight from nearby Vernon, British Columbia, shows flames lighting up the night sky. Credit: Shawn Goodison Photography via Storyful

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