Our niece and nephew live in the community of Lillooet, BC, which is at the moment in the center of all the fires you may have heard about in my province during the past few weeks. I have had several people affected (one friend almost losing his house) but these kids are on both sides of the situation.
My niece is a paramedic in the community and her husband is the head of the search and rescue. So, besides being at very high risk of losing their own home, they are responsible for making sure others get out and on call for any emergencies.
At the moment they are on evacuation order, meaning that they have moved their headquarters across the river, though he is still in the area making sure everyone else is leaving.
Please keep my family and those in their community, as well as all the other communities affected, in your thoughts. I know these areas all so well and am having a really hard time dealing with the fact that they are being destroyed at this moment.
If you are interested in more information here is a link: BC Wildfires of Note
. The fire affecting my Niece and Nephew is in the Kamloops Fire Centre, Mt. Mclean.
Thanks everyone. We are all very worried.