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B.C. has seen 1,725 wildfires consume 1.58 million hectares so far this year

Since April 1, 2023, 1,725 wildfires have burned over 1.58 million hectares of land in B.C.

Cooler conditions, higher relative humidities and some rainfall are forecast across most regions of the province, which will provide some welcome reprieve until about Thursday when conditions are expected to gradually return to hot and dry.

Nearly 4,000 personnel are currently engaged in wildfire response across B.C. This figure includes personnel from the BC Wildfire Service personnel, B.C. contract crews, the United States, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ontario, the Canadian Armed Forces and other support personnel.

There are number of evacuation orders and alerts in response to wildfires in B.C. For a summary of active wildfire evacuation notices, please visit EmergencyInfoBC.

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