There are 219 wildfires burning across the province with 67 new fires reported yesterday.
Most are lightning caused.
Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek says weather played a big part in increased fire activity.
“Big challenges yesterday were certainly the wind. Erratic winds, big gusty winds. And that was certainly a big driver of activity in posing significant challenges on new fires and some of our existing incidents as well.”
Chris Duffy with Emergency Management BC says three regions are in a state of emergency.
The Kootenay Boundary Regional District and the two fires in Oliver — Wilsons Mountain and Testalinden — have put the District of Okanagan-Similkameen in the same position.
“Within those, there are 7 evacuation orders and approximately 630 homes and 8 cabins in evacuation order.”
Duffy says more than 800 people have been registered at reception centres.
There are currently 1400 crews on the front lines across the province.