Shambhala Music Festival attendees ordered to evacuate due to moving wildfire

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SALMO, B.C. — Attendees at a popular electronic music festival are subject to an evacuate alert after a wildfire jumped the Salmo River.

The B.C. Wildfire Service issued an evacuation alert Saturday morning, saying a nearby fire has jumped the river and is headed toward the Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo, B.C.

The festival previously issued what it called a “pre-evacuation alert” to attendees, letting them know that they should make plans in case of a mandatory evacuation.

Shambhala, which has drawn more than 10,000 festival-goers in years past, began Friday.

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