- The wildfire situation is worsening as the temperature climbs throughout British Columbia.
- According to the BC Wildfire Service, the higher temperatures and lower humidity expected over the coming days will increase the quantity of fuel available for the fire.
- There have been 310 wildfires in British Columbia this season; about 40 of those were ignited the week before.
The wildfire situation is getting worse as the temperature rises across British Columbia.
Across the province, there are an increasing number of active fires; the largest is located just northwest of Lytton.
Based on the aerial mapping, the Nohomin Creek wildfire was estimated to be 2,058 hectares in size on Monday.
The BC Wildfire Service anticipates that the next several days’ higher temperatures and decreased humidity will raise the amount of fuel available for the fire.
The BC Wildfire Service stated, “this is predicted to contribute to heightened fire behavior including fire activity, producing potentially volatile circumstances during peak burning times.”
11 helicopters have already been sent to the region, and the fire is still considered out of control.
Several homes have already been damaged on First Nations property, and there are still numerous evacuation orders and alerts in place.
Additionally, crews are battling a blaze 32 kilometers northwest of Merritt.
It is spreading at a modest rate and is predicted to be 0.6 hectares in size.
At this time, no structures are in danger.
“Firefighting efforts at K60657 continue, and a first attack crew will stay overnight. “Helicopters continue to supply ground crews with water,” the BCWS tweeted Wednesday night.
This season, there have been 310 wildfires in British Columbia; approximately 40 of those were started in the previous week.
The reason for more than half of the wildfires this year is thought to be human activity.
Source: CTV News
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