Some local Island residents have returned from Cache Creek, Ashcroft and 100 mile house where they met and provided meals to over 17 hundred evacuees.
Arnie Hengstler is a local fisherman who says it was an emotional and eye opening couple of days…..
He says seeing the result of a wildfire was eye opening…..
He says there were mountains that were completely burnt down to the roadside, he says in one case a house still stood in the middle of a burnt mountainside and barbed wire is laying on the roadside but the posts are all gone.