The B.C Wildfire Service is not anticipating any further threat from the Shuswap Road wildfire that roared to life last week giving Kamloops another scare.
Fire Information Officer Claire Allen says there are about 100 firefighters, water tenders, and some air support working to put out hot spots.
“That fire status has been changed to being held. That means given the resources and conditions that we have right now no further growth is anticipated.”
Allen says with the scorching weather comes an increase in the fire danger rating.
“The Okanagan corridor is moving into an extreme fire danger rating as well as areas such as Lytton and Lillooet that have some very high temperatures forecast. As well as along the U.S border and even the southern tip of Vancouver Island.”
She says there have been 26 new fire starts over the weekend with 58 fires currently burning across the province.
(photo credit: Scott McDonnell)