United Press International
A wildfire burning outside Peachland in western Canada grew to 1,000 acres Sunday and forced more than 1,000 people to flee their homes, officials said. Global News reported the fire had closed Highway 97 into and out of Peachland.
A state of emergency was declared and an evacuation order and alert were put in place by Sunday evening after the Trepanier Forest Fire broke out about 3 p.m. southwest of the Okanagan Connector. Kari O'Rourke, public information officer with the...