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Fire officials painted an alarming picture Monday night of three huge, raging wildfires racing through an area of central B.C. west of Prince George — one group among hundreds of blazes spreading smoke and flames across the province.
The officials were at the Grassy Plains School at the Southside of François Lake to speak with people who are defying evacuation orders for the Nadina-Verdun wildfire complex.
Combined, the Nadina Lake, Verdun Mountain and Island Lake fires currently cover more than 1,000 square kilometres.
“It’s dire here right now,” said incident commander Pete Lang to the group of residents, many of whom were angry with the province’s response
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