Thanks to break in hot weather, crews fighting wildfires in the Peace Region are seeing a little bit of relief.
Fire Information Officer with BC Wildfire Service Ryan Turcot says the evacuation orders for Beatton Road Airport and Siphon Creek have now been downgraded to alerts.
“Both the Beatton Airport Road and Siphon Creek fire saw precipitation including snow over night and early this morning. So, this weather is certainly a reprieve and crews will be using it to their advantage today by putting in additional control lines and mopping out the fire where appropriate.”
The Siphon Creek fire crossed over the Alberta border on Friday.
Turcot says Alberta crews will now be assisting B.C. firefighters in that blaze which is estimated at just over 20 thousand hectares on the B.C. side and is expected to grow.
There are currently 78 active wildfires across B.C., 52 of those are in the Peace River District.
Although B.C. saw cooler temperatures over the weekend, Turcot says the province is expecting warm weather to return.