The provincial government has declared a state of emergency province wide.
Minister responsible for Emergency Management BC, Todd Stone announced the decision last night to ensure a coordinated response to the current wildfire situation and to ensure public safety.
56 new wildfire started through the province on Friday, with a total of 138 already this year.
Evacuation alerts and orders have been issued for Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Princeton.
These are in addition to the evacuation orders and alerts issued Thursday for 105 Mile House and 108 Mile House.
Stone says that this is an urgent situation and public safety is the top priority.
Meanwhile, Premier-designate John Horgan issued a statement in regards to the wildfires.
“My thoughts are with those in the affected communities, and the brave firefighters and emergency responders who are working hard to contain the fires and protect homes and lives.” said Horgan.
“To those who have lost their homes and to those who are under evacuation order, I want to send my comfort at this difficult time. Emergency response teams are doing everything possible to meet your needs and I am being updated on the efforts to fight the fire and assure your safety.”