Nearly 10,000 British Columbians now out of their homes because of wildfires

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      All 2,000 residents of 100 Mile House were evacuated last night as the Gustafsen North wildfire grew to 5,000 hectares.

      This means that nearly 10,000 people in areas within the Cariboo and Kamloops fire centres have been forced out of their homes because of the fires.

      So far, there have been no reports of any deaths but it's clear that some homes have been lost.

      There has also been looting in homes evacuated in Williams Lake.

      More than 100 firefighters and 14 helicopters are battling the Gustafsen North blaze.

      Meanwhile, the 108 Mile House wildfire is 2,500 hectares and the Ashcroft Reserve fire is 4,400 hectares.

      The forecast today is for more hot and dry weather in these areas.

      In other wildfires of note:

      * The Hanceville wildfires in the Williams Lake area cover 10,000 hectares.

      * The Wildwood fire near the Williams Lake airport is 2,000 hectares.

      * The Dragon Mountain wildfire near Quesnel has reached 1,500 hectares.

      Kamloops no longer has any capacity to accommodate evacuees in public facilities, so some of the people leaving their homes have gone to Princce George.

      On Sunday (July 9), Premier Christy Clark announced $100 million in provincial funding for the Red Cross to support people who've been evacuated.

      This will include $600 for families and independent adults who have registered as evacuees.

      Clark said that over the longer term, she hopes some of this money will go local governments to renew parks, public art, and infrastructure that is "outside the scope" of the province.

      The Red Cross is accepting public donations on its website.

      "Your donation will help provide immediate relief such as cots, blankets, family reunification and financial assistance for food, clothing and personal needs," the Red Cross says. "Beyond meeting immediate needs, your donation may also help re-entry and go towards more long-term recovery, resiliency and preparedness."