B.C. State of Emergency May be Extended
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.