Officials say British Columbia’s challenging wildfire situation could last for many weeks as hot, dry conditions persist across the province.
BC’s chief fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek says there were more than 160 fires burning yesterday, including 15 that posed a threat to communities.
Fires have forced about 37,000 people from their homes.
In our region, there are no significant blazes.
The Southeast Fire Centre is keeping an eye on several smaller fires in the West Kootenay.
The Centre has responded to 52 wildfires that have burned 34 hectares in the past week and a total of 112 wildfires, burning 117 hectares since April 1st.
– with files from Canadian Press/Southeast Fire Centre