The Canadian Press

1998-08-10 | BC Lighting Fires

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Eight-thousand people in and around Salmon Arm, BC were told to leave their homes because of the threat posed by a nearby forest fire. Premier Glen Clark said on Aug. 10 that he called a state of emergency as a precaution. Seven-thousand other people in the area were put on evacuation alert.

Date: 1998-08-10
Placeline: SALMON ARM, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I wish I was stressed that nobody is in any imminent danger whatsoever that the staff feel out of an abundance of caution given the potential for high winds that this extraordinary step of evacuation is necessary >>