BC fire update
August 16 2021 7:35pm

How will officials evacuate Merritt if Coquihalla Highway remains closed?

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth is asked by a reporter how officials plan to handle mass evacuations in the Merritt area if the community is forced to flee due to wildfires. He says Emergency Management BC is working on scenarios for helping residents leave, including the use of planes and nearby roads.

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