PHOTOS: A visual look at the last three days of fires in southern B.C.

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WATCH: Ted Chernecki with a recap of the fire situation across the southern Okanagan and Boundary regions

A historic fire season in B.C. may have reached a peak in the last few days.

Already over $200 million has been spent fighting fires across the province – but the last 72 hours saw a new peak for number of people under evacuation order at one time this year.

Over 1000 people in Rock Creek, Westbridge, Oliver, and the Kettle River Provincial Park were forced to leave their homes and campgrounds, as flames got closer to densely populated areas of B.C. than they have all year.

Here’s a visual look at at the story unfolded.

On Thursday, August 13, a fire just north of Rock Creek quickly grew from four hectares to 750 in a matter of hours.

Credit: Tanya Reinert

Credit: Tanya Reinert

Credit: Tanya Reinert

Paul Brum

One of the places it spread was to Kettle River Provincial Park, where hundreds of campers were forced to leave with only the shirts on their backs.

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