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BC Wildfire Costs

/ 97.3 The Eagle
              Nearly half a billion dollars has been spent fighting wildfires across B-C this year and fire officials warn that the season isn’t over just yet. Kevin Skrepnek with the B-C Wildfire Service says the fire situation is still very volatile in some areas, including the parched southeast. Wetter, cooler weather expected to arrive in the region tomorrow, but Skrepnek says a large amount of rain will be needed to soak the forest floor following a sustained hot and dry summer. More than 12-hundred fires have burned across B-C since April 1st, charring a record-setting 11-thousand 700 square kilometres.

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