Video shows devastation

A drone video released by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District shows the destruction of the Boston Flats area of Cache Creek.

Numerous homes were reduced to ash in the trailer park as an out-of-control wildfire tore through the area last week.

Don Rumball told Castanet he lost his home to the flames. Rumball was at the evacuation centre in Kamloops along with hundreds of other people from the region.

“We had maybe an hour, hour-and-a-half notice to get out,” he said. “It happened quick. We are very grateful for all the help from the folks around here.”

Despite losing his home, Rumball remained upbeat, noting the most important thing is everyone got out safely.

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