The wildfire season is still far from being over but things are looking much improved from just a few weeks ago.
“Definitely fair to say that things are very much heading in the right direction.”
Chief Provincial Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek says the number of hectares burned is north of 1.3 million and setting a record with every hectare burned.
“We are still seeing a few new fire starts everyday but to put it into perspective we had about 11 new fires since Monday and none of them have been over a hectare in size.”
Skrepnek says the priority now is to focus on getting a handle on the big problem fires remaining.
“Certainly central B.C. is still definitely a concern. A lot of those fires in the Smithers to Prince George Corridor.”
Firefighting costs to date are a shade over 410-million-dollars and still rising.