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Wet weathers aids firefighting efforts

Wildfire activity has stabilized over the past week due in part to dampened fuel indices in the north. There are currently 391 active wildfires in B.C., just over half of which remain out of control.

There have been multiple rescinds or downgrades of evacuation alerts and orders in response to wildfires in B.C. For a summary of active wildfire evacuation notices, please visit EmergencyInfoBC.

Nearly 800 personnel from out-of-country are deployed within B.C., and more are expected in the coming days and weeks. This international support is augmenting more than 2,000 BC Wildfire Service staff and 600 contract firefighters already responding to the wildfire situation in B.C.


Accumulated rainfall has decreased the wildfire risk in the northern half of the province. Hazard continues to build in the south, primarily affecting the Cariboo, Thompson-Okanagan and Kootenay regions.

Cool and humid conditions are expected across the middle of the province today, bringing a lightning risk to the Chilcotin on the east side of the Coastal Mountains. Most lightning cells will be accompanied by some precipitation.

The north will begin warming and drying tomorrow, but the hazard will remain in the south due to dry, receptive fuels and a risk of of dry lightning over the weekend.

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