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Wildfire Costs

/ 97.3 The Eagle
              The cost of fighting the worst wildfire season in B-C history has risen to nearly 550-million dollars. Fire information Officer Ryan Turcot says total suppression costs for this season so far have amounted to 547.9 million dollars. That’s nearly nine times the original budget of 63-million and far above the 382-million dollars in 2009 that Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek has said was the previous record cost. Turcot says collectively to date wildfires across B-C have burned just over 1.2 million hectares

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