What you need to know about British Columbia’s 2019 wildfire season so far

  • Source: The Toronto Star
  • Published: 05/14/2019 12:00 AM

In the wake of two record-breaking years, B.C. is bracing for what could be another intense wildfire season. This story will be continually updated with the latest developments. Here’s what you need to know about British Columbia’s wildfires, how much they cost and what we can do about them. The latest: Unusually hot and dry weather fuelled an aggressive start to the fire season, with one central B.C. blaze triggering an evacuation order and a local state of emergency over the second weekend of May. Both have since been rescinded, though an evacuation alert remains in place.The Lejac fire, as it’s called, was discovered May 11 east of Fraser Lake and had grown to 260 hectares by the following morning. As of May 13, the fire was 50 per cent contained.


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