BC’s White Rock Lake wildfire damages over 70 properties as massive blaze sweeps through communities

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The White Rock Lake wildfire has damaged an estimated 70 properties to date, according to local officials, causing devastation as it moved to areas around Okanagan Lake.

On Tuesday afternoon, Central Okanagan Emergency Operations (CORE) issued an update on the out-of-control blaze that’s now estimated at 78,190 hectares — up from the 62,000 hectares reported on Monday.

Residents of Killiney Beach in the Interior were forced to leave their homes as the White Rock Lake fire near Vernon crept closer. Homes along the beach could not be saved, as the aggressive and massive blaze swept through.

Meanwhile, evacuation orders and alerts for the wildfire remain unchanged. CORE says residents will not be able to access their property until it is deemed safe to do so.

Globa’s Emad Agahi reports.

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