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Thousands of people have left Williams Lake and the surrounding areas as a windy Saturday blew a number of wildfires closer to the city.

But Williams Lake isn’t completely empty.

Fire crews and police left in town refuel at the local Tim Hortons, which has remained open following an evacuation order.

Firefighters, police officers and other officials have stayed behind to protect the city and when they need to get a coffee and a bite to eat, they line up at the local Tim Hortons, which has managed to keep its doors open.

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