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October 27, 2017 3:57 pm

B.C. State of Emergency May be Extended

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 1:33 PM

Prince George, B.C. –   A decision could be made before the end of the day  on  possibly  extending the  state of emergency in B.C.

Robert Turner, Assistant Deputy Minister  for Emergency Management  B.C.  says  a meeting will be held today  to discuss the matter.

The  State of Emergency has already been extend twice,   with the most recent  extension set to expire tomorrow.

The state of  wildfires in the province would suggest  the emergency is  far from over.  There are  138 wildfires burning in the province,  and a  forecast that is calling for  gusty winds which  could once again whip up fire  behaviour.

So far, the  wildfires in B.C.  since April 1st of this year have burned 900,000 hectares.  The cost of fighting  those fires  is pegged at 321.6 million dollars.



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