Northwest Wildfires Threaten Homes & Hundreds Of Lives

By CKPGToday
August 8, 2018 - 4:46pm Updated: August 8, 2018 - 5:49pm

PRINCE GEORGE — There are already more forest fires this year in BC than there were in all of 2017. Luckily the locations of the fires haven't directly impacted as many large centres. However, that doesn't make residents in northwestern BC feel any better. There are 45 active wildfires in that region including 9 interface fires that are threatening families and their homes. The wildfire service expects Thursday to be the hottest day of the week, with brisk winds and temperatures well above normal. Friday offers the prospect of rain as a cold front moves into BC, but the front will also bring a threat of lightning which is the last thing BC's tinder-dry forests need. 

 

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