One of hundreds of wildfires threatening homes across British Columbia, including First Nations communities, some of which have burned to the ground.
for evacuation orders
Cruel welcome back for Ashcroft Indian Band reserve evacuees
wildfire destroys 12 of 32 homes in community
By Tina Lovgreen, CBC News
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A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance behind a house that remains standing on the Ashcroft First Nation, near Ashcroft, B.C., late Sunday, July 9, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) Evacuees have been told they can register with the Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582
One-hundred and twenty firefighters are on scene battling the blaze, along with eight helicopters and eight pieces of heavy equipment.
The region remains under an evacuation order.
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