abbotsford fire

Abbotsford, B.C., has whole areas submerged in water due to flooding, leading to the Sumas Prairie region being evacuated and a local state of emergency being ordered.

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said at a news conference on Tuesday that people in flooding areas should leave their farm animals behind to get out immediately.

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As B.C. is still dealing with the many effects of the powerful storm that hit the province early this week, now potentially toxic smoke is also in the air.

The Abbotsford Police Department tweeted on Wednesday morning that anyone living in the North Parallel and Sumas Mountain Road area, where the smoke is blowing, should stay inside.

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