B.C. wildfires: Fires of note reduced to 2

By Jane Skrypnek
Vernon Morning Star
August 29, 2022
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Nearly half of wildfires burning in B.C. remain out of control, but the number of fires of note are reducing. As of Monday (Aug. 29), there are 201 active blazes throughout the province. Of them, 93 are considered out of control, 58 are under control, 38 are being held, 10 are new and two are fires of note. Fires of note are ones that are particularly visible or pose a potential threat to the public. A week ago, six wildfires were classified as such. On Sunday, the Connell Ridge fire near Cranbrook was the latest wildfire to be reclassified and is now considered under control. …The fires of note are located in the Kamloops and southeast fire regions. They include: Keremeos Creek (estimated fire size: 7,017 hectares) and Weasel Creek (estimated fire size: 1,088 hectares).

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