185 wildfires continue to rage across the province, and there is no reprieve in the forecast.
Kevin Skrepnek with the BC Wildfire Management Branch says tinder dry conditions are expected for the foreseeable feature, meaning the fire danger rating remains high to extreme is much of the province.
More than 1,000 provincial firefighters and 400 contract firefighters continue to battle 185 blazes province-wide.
“Most of the fires are lightning caused, about 134 of them, which is unusual for this time of year. We don’t typically see that much lightning activity until later in the summer.”
But around 40 fires are human-caused- prompting officials to remind the public to adhere to fire bans, or risk facing a steep fine.
Nine evacuation orders and alerts remain in effect, impacting more than 700 homes.
The Sunshine Coast Regional District issued an evacuation order just before 8pm Monday for the small set of residents near the Old Sechelt mine wildfire.
The order affects eight residents from 21 water front properties.
This is all in an effort to ensure protection of human life while firefighters work to control the old Sechelt Mine Forest Wildfire.