With 184 wildfires burning across the province, the BC Wildfire Service is calling in the cavalry.
Kurtis Isfeld with Wildfire Services says seventy personnel are coming in today Ontario, and will be sent where the need is greatest.
He says the situation is not going to get better any time soon.
“Longer term, looking five to twelve days, we have, as I indicated, above-seasonal temperatures, below normal precipitation, windy conditions and poor overnight recoveries are forecast.”
He says they predict about thirty new fires will start daily.
So far the cost of fighting all these blazes is ninety million dollars.
As of noon tomorrow, the existing campfire ban in the Coastal Fire Centre expands to all areas within that centre’s jurisdiction, including the so-called “Fog Zone” on Vancouver Island.
It’s too hot, too dry, and campfires are too risky.