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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Update on the British Columbia wildfire situation

Trumpeter Mountain wildfire. BC Wildfire Service.

The weather has helped the fire situation in British Columbia.

Premier David Eby will visit the Shuswap and Okanagan regions. Some residents will be allowed to return home today. At least 50 properties were destroyed in the Kelowna fire.

There are 377 active wildfires in British Columbia, of those 157 are out of control.

On Monday British Columbia experienced cooler temperatures and decreased relative humidity. Today more precipitation is expected with the potential for thunderstorms.

Temperatures are dipping below seasonal in the south but conditions are forecast to remain warm and dry in the northern half of the province. This pattern will likely pull smoke out of the Southern and Central Interior.

Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu said Tuesday morning that the federal government will provide financial support to Indigenous communities.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, "I convened the Incident Response Group for another meeting today. We’ll keep making sure the provinces, territories, and communities affected have the support they need."

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