Anglican leaders offer support for communities displaced by Canadian wildfires

[Anglican Journal] As wildfires rage across British Columbia’s Central Interior, Anglican leaders in the region are doing what they can to support their communities, says Bishop Barbara Andrews of the Central Interior-based Territory of the People.

After weeks of hot, dry weather, the CBC reports that a lightning storm July 7 sparked the fires that have spread across the Central Interior, forcing thousands to leave their homes and causing the province to declare a state of emergency.

Of the 14,000 people who have been evacuated so far, Andrews estimates roughly 1,000 are Anglicans.

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