Fire ban in place across BC

Watson Lake is one of the lakes that’s restricted to the public effective immediately. Tara Sprickerhoff

That's bad news for fire crews, as the winds could cause fires to spread farther.

"When it is this hot and dry and of course with these winds in the forecast, it just makes things all the more volatile in terms of even the use of off-road vehicles, the heat off the exhaust pipe or debris coming off that vehicle could be enough to start a fire".

There are now 167 wildfires burning in British Columbia. "The Red Cross has registered approx 4,100 families to date".

More than 3,100 people have been enlisted to fight the flames, including firefighters and support staff, almost 400 of whom were brought from outside B.C.to help.

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The number of evacuees in British Columbia is expected to climb above the current total of about 17,400, as forecast lightning and strong winds could worsen raging s.

"It was refreshing for me to get into Prince George ... and breathe the fresh air instead of the smoke-filled air we are experiencing here in the Cariboo", he said on Friday.

Evacuation alerts and orders have been pouring in since May 19, 2017, with the most recent one as of Monday, July 10, 2017 for Princeton, Cariboo, and McBride Road in the Fraser-Fort George areas.

"Some are afraid. Some have young kids and they don't want to take the chance".

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Richmond said he told a meeting of evacuees on Thursday night that efforts were underway to restore some normality in fire-weary communities.

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb says crews are ensuring routes are clear and buses are ready if the city's 11,000 residents are suddenly forced to leave, adding to the more than 16,000 people who have already been ordered to evacuate their homes across the province's interior.

The Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations announced on Thursday that the Cariboo fire centre, 103,000 square kilometres in size, has been closed to backcountry campers and trail users as a safety precaution, allowing crews to focus on firefighting.

Dozens of provincial parks, ecological reserves and protected areas have also been closed in the fire centre because of the wildfire hazard.

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