“Some places we had 5 minutes to get people out” Stories from the fire line in British Columbia

The fire around Ashcroft Indian band in British Columbia is under control.

Tina House
APTN National News

The fire around Ashcroft Indian band in British Columbia is under control.

The entire community was forced to flee when the wind whipped the flames of a wildfire burning nearby.

Parts of the community were completely lost – but no one was seriously injured.

There are still more than 150 fires burning across B.C.

Here’s a look at one that officials were able to tame.

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A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.