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BC Wildfire Season On Par with Last Year

Monday, September 7, 2015 @ 4:30 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The 2015 BC wildfire season has turned out to be on par with last year.dollarsflames(3)

This despite the fact the year got off to an early May start with the Little Bobtail Lake fire southwest of Prince George.

According to Ryan Turcot, provincial fire information officer with the BC Wildfire Service, over $261.5 million has been spent this year, just a fraction below the roughly $270 million spent at this time last year (both well above the 10 year average of $145.5 million).

And in terms of hectares burned, he says 2015 is now just below where we were at this time last year.

“To date, we’ve seen just over 297,000 hectares burned this year. At this time last year we had seen just over 338,000 hectares burned.”

(The 10 year average is just under 115,000 hectares burned).

And with 127 fires still burning province wide, he says the season is far from over.

“We are expecting a return to seasonal temperatures, a bit warmer and dry conditions,” says Turcot. “I don’t think we’ll see another spike in activity like we have earlier this year but the season certainly isn’t over yet.”


Soooo they were fear mongering us all this time telling us more fires and its costed more than last year and most of it was manmadefires..

It looks like both years are well above the 10 year average.

Should do your research before inserting your foot into your mouth sir

In Northern BC the fire levels were relatively normal for this year only a few fires of note and roughly 40% were human caused however in southern BC it was a different story with fire hazard was well above extreme and there were several fires of significant note of which approx 46% were human caused and very near human settlements.

Fear mongering sure but it was for a good cause because people are inherently stupid when they are in the bushes and rarely use their brain capacity to think so it’s left up to the government to do the thinking for these people

They could have saves a lot more money too, if they had left Clark at home and not had to convince her that we really had fires going on.
Twice actually.

Dearth: Well done.

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