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A number of hospitals in the B.C. Interior are now closed because of wildfires.
Ashcroft Hospital and Health Centre remains closed as it has been since Friday afternoon.
Patients have been relocated to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops or Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre in Merritt.
It won’t reopen until all building supports, like phone, water and cooling systems, are fully functional again.
The 100 Mile District General Hospital is now closed indefinitely as well.
ALERT - #100MileHouse evacuated - Hospital closed due to impacts of #BCwildfires. https://t.co/xQztnfL0qa @CaribooRD @BCGovFireInfo pic.twitter.com/pTLi55jEhd— Interior Health (@Interior_Health) July 10, 2017
In the event of an emergency, you’re asked to call 911 or proceed to emergency departments in Clearwater, Barriere or Kamloops.
Acute care patients are being transported to Royal Inland Hospital, while assisted living and residential care clients are being relocated to Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Merritt.
Due to numerous small fires around Hanceville, Alexis Creek Health Centre has been evacuated and is closed indefinitely.
For non-urgent matters, residents can visit the West Chilcotin Health Centre in Talta Lake, but for an emergency call 911.
In Williams Lake, Cariboo Memorial Hospital is still open for urgent matters, but services like lab work, ECGs, x-rays and other diagnostic imaging exams are unavailable.
Acute care patients are being relocated to G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel and University Hospital of Northern B.C. in Prince George.
For further information on these closures you can visit the Interior Health website and we will update this story if more closures are announced.
(Thumbnail photo credit: Matt Szymkow)