Shambhala music festival issues ‘pre-evacuation alert’ due to B.C. wildfires

One of B.C.’s biggest outdoor music festivals has issued a “pre-evacuation alert” due to nearby wildfires.

The Shambhala festival near Salmo B.C. in the West Kootenay area of southeast BC Canada issued the notice on Wednesday evening due to an existing evacuation alert near the festival grounds.

On its website, the event says the notice was issued “in the interest of public safety,” and that festival goers should be “prepared for changing conditions,” but that the alert does not affect the festival as of yet.

Over ten thousand people gather every year at the electronic Kootenay music festival…

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