With over one-point-three-million hectares burned and counting while somewhat subdued this province’s record wildfire season rages on.
Chief Provincial Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek says while the weather is cooler and wetter the area of the province that needs it most, the Stikine, saw very little rain.
“Thankfully we are seeing the number of fires in total steadily starting to drop. We are sitting at about 504 fires burning across the province. That is the lowest that number has been in weeks.”
Skrepnek says overall new fire activity is also down with just four fire starts in the last 24 hours compared to one day this summer when there was 170.
“In terms of the weekend ahead it is going to be about moving those resources around and starting to disengage from those areas where we have got fires contained and getting those resources on to the higher priority ones.”
He says a new wave of out of province firefighters arrives today to offset those returning to school.