Some of the numbers for Tuesday in B.C.’s wildfire situation

By The Canadian Press
July 11, 2017 - 6:31pm Updated: July 11, 2017 - 7:16pm

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A look at some of the numbers Tuesday in British Columbia’s wildfire situation:

219: Fires burning in the province.

35: Number of new fires that started Monday.

$53.5 million: Amount spent on fighting fires so far this year in the province.

43,000: Number of hectares burned this fire season. 

36: The air quality rating Tuesday in Williams Lake on the B.C. government scale that usually rates air from 1 to 10-plus.

310: Firefighters arriving this week to help from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Parks Canada.

10: Firefighting aircraft brought in from other provinces, including seven airtankers.

300: Mounties who are being re-deployed from around the province and another 40 officers are coming from Alberta to lend a hand with policing and evacuations.

10: Number arrested so far by RCMP in the evacuated areas around 100 Mile House and Williams Lake for mischief and break-ins.

2: Officers who have lost their homes in the forest fires.

$575: Fine handed out by the Abbotsford police patrol officer who saw a person throw a lit cigarette from their vehicle on Tuesday.

100 Mile House evacuation order extended another week

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