The number of wildfires in the province is down, but that trend is nto expected to last.
Kevin Skrepnek with the BC Wildfire Service says,
“We have seen a downturn in the weather over the last few days and that’s definitely affected the fire situation.”
While Skrepnek says the last few days of rain in many areas has been a relief, a change is expected in the days to come.
“[We are expecting] warmer, dry above seasonal temperatures into the low 30’s throughout most of the province, particularly in southern BC.”
Skrepneck says there are 166 fires burning right now, with just five new starts on Sunday.
Last week there were upwards of 220 burning with dozens of new starts each day.
So far this year there have been 1345 fires at a cost of 157 million dollars.