The situation is becoming direr near the 7-thousand hectare Puntzi Lake wildfire in the central interior.
The Cariboo Regional District has expanded an evacuation order and alert.
People from 90 homes are being forced to evacuate.
Another 183 homes are under an evacuation alert.
Cariboo Regional District spokeswoman Shelly Burich says a fire has destroyed structures on four properties, including a resort, two permanent homes, one seasonal home and multiple out buildings.
It has affected about 300 residents of the Tsi Del Del First Nation
Lightning has sparked about 60 new wildfires during a season where firefighting resources are already stretched thin.
Fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek says about 60 of the 67 new fires that started on Friday were caused by lightning, and most are located in the eastern part of the province.
Skrepnek says that Friday saw the highest number of fires started in one day so far this season, where 1,025 wildfires have burned since April 1.
Currently 238 fires are burning across the province, and about 2,300 people, including crews from Ontario, are involved in battling the blazes.
Meanwhile, the poor weather conditions means the iconic Martin Mars likely won’t take flight today.
Owner Wayne Coulson says its spotter plane on Campbell River, which guides the Mars in and out of the fire zone, can’t take flight because of poor weather conditions.
The Mars is currently parked at home base in Port Alberni.
Coulson’s one-month contract with the province takes effect today.
It’s costing taxpayers 15-thousand dollars a day to sit there.
It will cost an additional 6-thousand dollars an hour once it does take flight, and the province is also paying for fuel.
With files from The Canadian Press
Photo Credit BC Wildfire Service