Fires in B.C. force 11,000 from their homes

Another 6,000 are on evacuation alert

Since the fires broke out on Saturday, 11,000 people from British Columbia’s Okanagan region have been told to flee their homes and another 6,000 are on evacuation alert. Gusty winds and dry conditions are making it difficult for firefighters to fight the blaze that has destroyed at least nine buildings. So are high temperatures, which aren’t expected to dip below 30 C in the Kelowna area until at least next weekend.