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Volunteers needed at Princeton wildfire reception centre

The regional distirict is looking for volunteers to help out at the Princeton reception centre, set up for evacuees of the Princeton fire.
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July 14, 2017 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON - The Regional District is issuing a call for volunteers to help with evacuees of the Princeton fire.

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is looking for volunteers to help with paperwork at the Princeton Emergency Support Services reception centre at 148 Old Hedley Rd. in Princeton.

Volunteers are being asked to call 250-295-0202 before coming into the centre.

The Regional District says 528 people have been registered at the reception centre as of today, July 14, which has also received people displaced from other wildfires in B.C.

The province recently extended the time for emergency social service housing and services for those displaced by a wildfire from three days to seven, with additional days available on a day to day basis.

There have been no new evacuation alerts or orders since July 10.

B.C. Wildfire reports the Princeton fire at 3,000 hectares, with 35 per cent containment. Mop up along cat guards and burn outs will be conducted in various locations as weather and conditions permit.

Go to the Regional District website for the latest information.

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