B.C. wildfires: Fires of note set to reduce to 3

By Jane Skrypnek
Penticton Western News
August 25, 2022
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

The number of blazes BC Wildfire Service considers particularly visible or threatening is set to reduce from five to three. By end-of-day Aug. 25, the Briggs Creek fire near Kaslo and Mount Docking fire near Radium Hot Springs will no longer be classified as fires of note. …Across the province, 82 of the 230 wildfires actively burning are out of control, according to BC Wildfire. Another 65 are under control and 34 are being held. Forty-four fires are considered new, with the final five considered fires of note (soon to be three). Lightning is believed to be the cause of 76.1 per cent of them, with people behind another 7.4 per cent and the start of the remaining 16.5 per cent unknown. …There are 84 wildfires in the southeast, 34 in the Kamloops fire region, 39 along the coast, and 16 in the Cariboo region. Another 39 are burning in the Prince George fire region, with the final 18 in the northwest.

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