It’s official. The area burned in wildfires this season surpasses the previous record of 855,000 ha. An estimated 894,941 hectares of land has been burned in B.C. since April 1, 2017, Wildfire Service information officer Kevin Skrepnek told CBC News. CBC also reports that so far this year, $315.7 million has been spent fighting the wildfires.
The good news is that fewer people are on evacuation order and there have been no new road closures in recent days.
Chris Duffy, executive director of operations at Emergency Management BC, emphasized that the fire risk remains high and that the public should remain vigilant.
Read the full CBC story here.