At 4:30pm on Friday, the City of Merritt issued an evacuation alert for the section of town where the Nicola River winds through. By Saturday morning, they had declared a state of local emergency.

Fire prohibition. Effective at noon on May 15, open fires will be prohibited at elevations below 1,200 metres throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre…

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