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Dramatic images show intensity of wildfires raging in B.C., western U.S.

Wildfires raging in B.C. and western United States have forced thousands to flee their homes as winds continue to fuel the devastating fires.

In California, two fires have forced nearly 8,000 people to flee their homes. According to the Associated Press, about 4,000 people evacuated and another 7,400 were told to prepare to leave their homes as a fire raged about 100 kilometres north of Sacramento in the foothills of Sierra Nevada.

B.C. WILDFIRES MAP 2017: Current location of wildfires around the province

About 5,000 firefighters were working to contain about 14 major wildfires burning throughout the state. Crews in Oregon, Arizona and Colorado are also working to contain smaller wildfires that have forced hundreds of people from their homes.

A firefighter battles a wildfire as it threatens to jump a street near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
A firefighter battles a wildfire as it threatens to jump a street near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017. AP Photo/Noah Berger
Firefighters battle a wildfire as it threatens to jump a street near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Firefighters battle a wildfire as it threatens to jump a street near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017. AP Photo/Noah Berger
Firefighters battle a wildfire near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Firefighters battle a wildfire near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017. AP Photo/Noah Berger
Flames from a wildfire consume a car near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Flames from a wildfire consume a car near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017. AP Photo/Noah Berger
Flames from a wildfire consume a residence near Oroville, Calif., on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
Flames from a wildfire consume a residence near Oroville, Calif., on Sunday, July 9, 2017. AP Photo/Noah Berger
Firefighters work to contain a wildfire as it threatens to jump a road near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Firefighters work to contain a wildfire as it threatens to jump a road near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017. AP Photo/Noah Berger
A firefighter sprays water as flames from consume a residence near Oroville, Calif., on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
A firefighter sprays water as flames from consume a residence near Oroville, Calif., on Sunday, July 9, 2017. AP Photo/Noah Berger
Smoke is illuminated by the Whittier wildfire near Santa Ynez, California on July 8, 2017.
Smoke is illuminated by the Whittier wildfire near Santa Ynez, California on July 8, 2017. Calfire/Handout via Reuters
A police vehicle parked on a highway is engulfed by flames of the Whittier wildfire near Santa Ynez, California on July 9, 2017.
A police vehicle parked on a highway is engulfed by flames of the Whittier wildfire near Santa Ynez, California on July 9, 2017. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters.
Smoke rises from the Whittier Fire near Santa Barbara, California, July 8, 2017.
Smoke rises from the Whittier Fire near Santa Barbara, California, July 8, 2017. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/ via Reuters
A Santa Barbara City Fire vehicle drives towards flames from the Whittier Fire east of Cachuma Lake near Santa Barbara, California on July 8, 2017.
A Santa Barbara City Fire vehicle drives towards flames from the Whittier Fire east of Cachuma Lake near Santa Barbara, California on July 8, 2017. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/ via Reuters
The full moon rises over flames of the Alamo fire on a hilltop east of Santa Maria, California on July 7, 2017.
The full moon rises over flames of the Alamo fire on a hilltop east of Santa Maria, California on July 7, 2017. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/ via Reuters

In B.C., ground and air crews continue to battle 230 wildfires burning across the province as about 10,000 people were forced from their homes. The province remains under a state of emergency as dry, windy conditions are expected to fuel the fires.

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FULL COVERAGE: Wildfires burning around B.C.

The community of 100 Mile House was the latest to evacuate, one of three evacuation orders issued in the space of barely three hours late Sunday night.

Fire Information officer Kevin Skrepnek says there is no relief in sight for the next three to five days as temperatures remain high and unpredictable winds continue to push more than 220 fires out of control.

B.C. Hydro workers repair power lines among the remains of mobile homes destroyed by wildfire in Boston Flats near Ashcroft on Sunday July 9, 2017.
B.C. Hydro workers repair power lines among the remains of mobile homes destroyed by wildfire in Boston Flats near Ashcroft on Sunday July 9, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
A wildfire burns on a mountain east of Cache Creek near a trailer park that was nearly destroyed by wildfire, in Boston Flats, B.C., July 10, 2017.
A wildfire burns on a mountain east of Cache Creek near a trailer park that was nearly destroyed by wildfire, in Boston Flats, B.C., July 10, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance east of Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Monday July 10, 2017.
A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance east of Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Monday July 10, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
The remains of mobile homes destroyed by wildfire are seen in Boston Flats as a fire burns on a mountain near Ashcroft, B.C., on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
The remains of mobile homes destroyed by wildfire are seen in Boston Flats as a fire burns on a mountain near Ashcroft, B.C., on Sunday, July 9, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
A wildfire burns on a mountain behind a home in Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Saturday July 8, 2017.
A wildfire burns on a mountain behind a home in Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Saturday July 8, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
Smoke from wildfires blankets the area as motorists travel on the Yellowhead Highway in Little Fort, B.C., on Saturday July 8, 2017.
Smoke from wildfires blankets the area as motorists travel on the Yellowhead Highway in Little Fort, B.C., on Saturday July 8, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
A wildfire burns on a mountain behind an RV park office in Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Saturday July 8, 2017.
A wildfire burns on a mountain behind an RV park office in Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Saturday July 8, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
A wildfire burns on a mountain near Ashcroft, July 7, 2017.
A wildfire burns on a mountain near Ashcroft, July 7, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
A motorist travels east on the Trans-Canada Highway in Savona, B.C., as smoke from a wildfire burning near Ashcroft rises in the distance at sunset on Friday July 7, 2017.
A motorist travels east on the Trans-Canada Highway in Savona, B.C., as smoke from a wildfire burning near Ashcroft rises in the distance at sunset on Friday July 7, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
Smoke fills the air as a firefighting helicopter near Ashcroft, B.C., at sunset on Friday July 7, 2017.
Smoke fills the air as a firefighting helicopter near Ashcroft, B.C., at sunset on Friday July 7, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance east of Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Monday July 10, 2017.
A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance east of Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Monday July 10, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
A wildfire in British Columbia.
A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance east of Cache Creek behind a house in Boston Flats, B.C., in the early morning hours of Monday July 10, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
Ashcroft residents stop to view the remains of mobile homes destroyed by wildfire in Boston Flats, B.C., as a fire burns in the distance east of Cache Creek, on Sunday July 9, 2017.
Ashcroft residents stop to view the remains of mobile homes destroyed by wildfire in Boston Flats, B.C., as a fire burns in the distance east of Cache Creek, on Sunday July 9, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
Nevaeh Porter, 8, reacts while viewing the remains of her home where she lived with her mom and grandparents that was destroyed by wildfire on the Ashcroft First Nation, B.C., late Sunday July 9, 2017.
Nevaeh Porter, 8, reacts while viewing the remains of her home where she lived with her mom and grandparents that was destroyed by wildfire on the Ashcroft First Nation, B.C., late Sunday July 9, 2017. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

-with a file from the Canadian Press

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