It’s going to be another dry, hot weekend of firefighting across much of British Columbia.
“Definitely a higher level of activity. We are kind of going into our core season right now. We’re not seeing a whole lot of respite in terms of the weather, certainly for the next three to five days.”
Kevin Skrepnek, the Chief Information Officer for the Provincial Wildlife Coordination Centre, says key areas of concern are right across the province.
“Certainly coastal BC, Vancouver Island, as well as the Northeast are all currently sitting in extreme fire danger, particularly the Southern Interior of the province where we did see a bit of rain over the last week. But we expect unfortunately the fire danger rating has no where to go but up right now.”
So far this year, more than $73-million has already been spent fighting nearly 800 fires.