BC wildfire crews prepare for windy weekend

16 July, 2017, 01:30 | Author: Franklin Nunez
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There are now 183 fires burning across the province of B.C., including 12 that have been sparked in the past 24 hours.

Efforts to prepare for the winds include controlled burns at areas around 100 Mile as well as White Lake in Williams Lake - the fire posing the most threat to the city. On Saturday morning, an evacuation order was issued for the Clisbako area, southwest of Prince George. Controlled burns allow for the fuel to burn in a controlled setting before fires potentially move to the areas, due to wind. That's down from the more than 200 that were burning last weekend, but the weather forecast means more could be coming.

There are more than 16,000 evacuees and more than 4,000 families registered with Red Cross.

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There are still thousands of people who have been forced from their homes, and Robert Turner with Emergency Management BC says that number is now inching closer to 17,000.

Unit crews began lighting controlled fires west of Williams Lake on Thursday, where almost 11,000 people have been on standby since Monday to evacuate at a moment's notice.

It follows an order issued Friday evening for an estimated 338 structures and residences in the Loon Lake area of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, which was the first new evacuation to be called since Wednesday.

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"Unfortunately, significant rain continues to elude the southern half of the province for the foreseeable future", Environment Canada said.

Hundreds of fire-suppression crews were standing by within an hour of the community and military personnel were ready to assist with mass evacuations, if necessary, he said. The Gustafsen fire (5,000 hectares) and Little Fort fires are 20 per cent contained, and the Wildwood fire (2,500 hectares) is about 40 per cent contained.

People on boats or other watercraft hoping to get a "better view" of the activity put both themselves, and those working the fires, at risk.

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Officials are also asking the public to stay off four lakes in the Cariboo region, specifically Williams Lake, Watson Lake, Lac La Hache and Horse Lake, so that firefighting aircraft have room to pick up water.

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