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Thousands are evacuated and communities have been destroyed as hundreds of wildfires burn in the province

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A wildfire burns on a mountain east of Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of July 10th.

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A wildfire burns on a mountain near Ashcroft late Friday July 7, 2017.

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A wildfire burns behind a house on the Ashcroft First Nation late Sunday July 9th.

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A wildfire burns on a mountain behind a home in Cache Creek, Saturday July 8th.

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Darin Minnabarriet walks to his house that survived a wildfire on the Ashcroft First Nation late Sunday.

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Darin Minnabarriet secures his freezer contents at his house that survived a wildfire on the Ashcroft First Nation late Sunday.

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Randy Thorne and his family comfort one another as they view the remains of their home on the Ashcroft First Nation.

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Nevaeh Porter, 8, sprints to try and retrieve her cat that survived a wildfire.

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Kelsey Thorne and her daughter Nevaeh Porter, 8, both cry while viewing the remains of their home.

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The remains of mobile homes destroyed by wildfire are seen at a trailer park in Boston Flats, B.C.

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B.C. Hydro workers repair power lines among the remains of mobile homes destroyed by wildfire in Boston Flats.

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The remains of a boat are seen on a property in Boston Flats, B.C.

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B.C. Hydro workers repair power lines damaged by wildfire near Ashcroft, B.C.

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Tourists from Denmark stop to photograph one of several wildfires burning near Little Fort.

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Floyd Lee cuts watermelon beside his father Garth, both evacuated from their homes in 108 Mile Ranch.

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A B.C. Hydro worker repairs power lines behind a burnt tree in Boston Flats, B.C.

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The burned remains of a vintage truck sit in front of a house that survived a wildfire in Boston Flats on Monday.

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B.C. Hydro workers repair power lines that were damaged by wildfire as smoke and dirt blows in the air near Ashcroft.

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Firefighters works at the scene of one of the province's wildfires.

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Marina Stephenson, 78, who was evacuated from Cache Creek wears a particle mask outside an evacuation registration centre in Kamloops.

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Wildfire evacuees Rebecca Terry, right, and Devon Stump, from the Cache Creek First Nation, wait in their car outside an evacuation registration centre in Kamloops.

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A police escorted convoy of evacuees, on Highway 1 near Savona, return home after 11 days to Cache Creek.

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Wes Gerwien, 28, looks out a window of his family home that was covered in fire retardant in Cache Creek.

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A home is partially covered in fire retardant in Cache Creek.

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Fire retardant covers a street in the town of Cache Creek.

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Wildfire fighters camp in the town of Cache Creek.

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A wildfire burns north east of the town of Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada July 18.

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