Wildfires have 'dramatically' changed landscape, Shuswap residents warned ahead of tours of area

Some residents of the wildfire-devastated Shuswap region in British Columbia are set to tour the burned-out area on Wednesday.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District said in a statement that “some areas of the community have changed dramatically” after the Bush Creek East wildfire swept through, destroying or damaging more than 226 homes.

“Our community has faced one of the most challenging summers on record and has suffered through losses few could imagine,” said Tracy Hughes with the district. “We are now aiming toward a return home.”

The district says it’s conducting the tour to give a clear picture of the damage and hazards in that area to help residents prepare for their return.

The media will get a similar tour a few hours

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