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Satellite images show just how much damage B.C.'s wildfires have left behind

Move the slider back and forth horizontally to see what the communities of Boston Flats, Ashcroft and Cache Creek black like from space.

Areas around Boston Flats, Ashcroft and Cache Creek look black from space

Satellite photos show the damage in the Boston Flats area. (Planet Lab)

Thousands have been ordered out of their homes due to wildfires raging in B.C. since Friday. More than 45,000 hectares have burned.

Move the slider back and forth to see the satellite images taken on July 12 and earlier in June showing the devastation left behind. 

All images from Planet Labs.