A change in the weather is coming and that’s good news for crews fighting wildfires around the province.
The weather’s to shift by the weekend bringing rain and cooler temperatures.
Chief Fire Information officer Kevin Skrepnek says however the only concern will be the wind.
“Depending how severe those winds are as well as what direction they’re blowing in it’s going to have a big effect on whether or not we see any growth in these fires.”
In Grand Forks, Skrepnek says the biggest concern from the Stickpin fire to the south are “ember showers.”
US Fire Information Officer with the Kettle Complex, Koshare Eagle, says crews are making good progress on the fire, because forecasted winds over the north-end of the fire never transpired.
She says there isn’t a big concern at this point that the fire will cross into BC.
“We are expecting windy conditions the next couple of days; however the incident management team managing the fire has not expressed that in particular as a concern.”
Roughly 1600 people in Grand Forks and Christina Lake remain on evacuation alert.
Around 50 of our firefighters are helping out in Washington State.