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October 27, 2017 4:20 pm

Weather “On going concern” says B.C. Wildfire Service

Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 1:31 PM

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.



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