Fire crews watching the weather as 154 wildfires burn across province

By Jill Sperling
July 24, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: July 24, 2017 - 5:46pm

KAMLOOPS — Windy, dry conditions remain a concern for B.C. wildfire crews as they battle the 154 active wildfires across the province. 

Despite significant wind gusts in the Kamloops and Cariboo regions this weekend, there was no significant growth on the fires threatening communities. 

However, fire crews are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. 

"Tomorrow we are expecting very warm temperatures in the interior," said Fire Information Officer, Navi Saini. "So, that's both the Central and Southern Interior, temperatures climbing back up into the 30 degree mark. Of course, that could increase the fire danger rating once again, and then come Wednesday and Thursday this week we're seeing more instability in the forecast. So more chance of thundershowers, gusty winds. Whether or not those thundershowers will be accompanied by rain it's hard to say right now, but we don't anticipate any soaking rain events at least for the next 4-5 days."

Saini said there were no new wildfires of note over the weekend. 

Remaining wildfire evacuees anxious to return home