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Rogers waives overage charges for B.C. wildfire evacuees

A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance east of Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Monday July 10, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rogers – the parent company of CityNews and 680 NEWS – says it is trying to maintain wireless service in the British Columbia areas devastated by wildfires that have driven thousands of residents from their homes.

The company announced that anyone in an area being evacuated will not have to worry about extra charges as Rogers is waiving overage charges for calls, texts and data intil July 21.

Rogers is also donating $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for their forest fire relief efforts.

Donations to the cause can also be made via a text code and number set up in support of the cause.