A weekend with slightly cooler temperatures and a bit of rain did make a difference to crews battling fires burning on the coast of the province.

Fire Information Officer Ryan Turcot says the rain helped crews contain the Wood Lake Fire near Harrison Hot Springs.

“The forecasts are calling for rain along the coast over the next few days which should bring some relief, now on the other hand the interior part of the province is expected to return to warmer and drier conditions over the next few days which is a concern.”

“What we have seen on the Wood Lake fire burning twenty kilometres north of Harrison Hot Springs is that we are now at 40% containment.”

Turcot says 31 of the fires currently burning across the province are human caused.