Eagle family saved from wildfires in Kamloops, BC

Right now, 92 wildfires are burning across British Columbia.

There have been 752 fires since April tearing through more than 54,000 hectares of land. Many are caused by lightning, but also some have been sparked by human activity. Road closures and evacuations are ongoing during this hot, hot summer.

A family of eagles was lodged right in the middle of one near Kamloops.

Residents, tourists and photographers worried about their fate.

So did firefighters.

The Kamloops Fire Rescue worked hard to contain the blaze and kept busy putting out hot spots.

But they didn’t forget about the eagles.

“We are happy to report that as of our last update from the field, the eagle’s nest, which was saved from the East Shuswap Road wildfire on Friday by #BCWildfire Service and @KamFire firefighters, remains in place and eaglets were seen attempting to fly from the nest yesterday,” the province said.

Their tree completely scorched. But not them.

Fly eagles, fly.

Main photo BC Wildfire Service/Twitter

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