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Number of Wildfires Grows in BC, but Cooler Weather Offers Firefighters a Breather

The BC Wildfire Service says five fires that either threaten public safety or are highly visible are now burning in the province, up from two just a day earlier.
The blazes newly identified as “fires of note” include a nearly nine-square-kilometre fire northwest of Cache Creek in the Kamloops Fire Centre, another that has burned roughly two square kilometres northwest of Kamloops, and a third in the Southeast Fire Centre covering 15 square kilometres between Kaslo and New Denver.
Evacuation alerts are posted for the fire northwest of Kamloops, the blaze outside Kaslo and for one of the remaining two wildfires of note, the 37-square-kilometre fire near the Stein Valley west of Lytton….

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