Weather “On going concern” says B.C. Wildfire Service
Prince George, B.C. – There were 12 new fires started in B.C. yesterday and Chief Information Officer with the BC Wildfire Service, Kevin Skrepnek says the weather remains an “on going concern.”The forecast calls for continued hot and dry conditions says Skrepnek “with the potential for local gusty winds in the Kamloops and Cariboo fire centres, and those are the regions where we are seeing the bulk of our current activity.”
There is no end in sight to the unstable weather says Skrepnek.
Since April first, there have been 804 wildfires in the province, burning over 380 thousand hectares.
There is no current accurate count on how many buildings may have been lost due to the wildfires.
RCMP Staff Sergeant Annie Linteau advises all who are eager to return to Williams Lake following the lifting of the evacuation order for that City, to be sure to check the Cariboo Regional District map for specific areas which are now open. She says unfortunately, some people returned having driven several hours, only to be turned away at check points because their particular neighbourhoods have not yet been declared open.