The wet weather this weekend has helped in the fight against wildfires here in B.C.
The B.C. Wildfire Service says the Beatton Airport Road fire, burning 45 kilometres north of Fort St. John, is now 90 per cent contained.
Some areas of the fire are still smouldering as crews mop up hot spots.
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Today an additional 80 firefighting personnel are arriving in Hinton, Alberta to help battle the flames around Fort McMurray.
Around 100 firefighters from B.C. began fighting the Horse River wildfire near Fort McMurray on Wednesday.
Fire Information Officer Ryan Turcot says in the past 10 fiscal years (2006/07 to 2015/16), the season-end net Direct Fire costs have ranged from a low of $54 million in 2011/2012 to a record high of $382 million in 2009/10.
In fiscal year 2015/2016, the B.C. Wildfire Service spent an estimated $277 million.
Turcot says they allocated $63 million in Direct Fire funds for the 2016/2017 fire season.
He says while the province will always spend what’s necessary to protect people and property., total costs to date for this season, as of Friday were $37,836,773.
The high costs come with an early start to the wildfire season in B.C.
Image shows the Siphon Creek blaze from five days ago