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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

306 Active Wildfires in British Columbia

The wildfire situation in British Columbia continues to worsen with 306 active fires across the province.

There are 72 active wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre. Seven of them are Wildfires of Note. Three of the wildfires of note (Deka Lake, Succour Lake & Canim Lake) are being managed by an Incident Management Team that is overseeing a section of the 100 Mile Zone.

The Big Stick Lake wildfire west of Tatla Lake has seen increased fire behaviour due to elevated winds. It is estimated at 750 ha. Ground personnel had to pull back from the wildfire due to safety concerns.

The Purdy Lake wildfire is estimated to be 2800 ha. BC Parks has been engaged regarding fire suppression tactics within the Kluskoil Lake Park.

Heat warnings remain in place for 100 Mile, Cariboo, Fraser Canyon, and South Thompson. There are also several Air Quality statements in effect.

No significant rainfall is expected over the next couple of days.

The fire risk remains extreme across most of British Columbia.

Rail transport restrictions have been put in place for areas where there is a high wildfire risk after a fire destroyed Lytton, and killed two people earlier this month.

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