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B.C. wildfires continue to spread

Jeremy Nuttall

By Jeremy Nuttall, 24 hours Vancouver

Red Deer Creek fire. (SUBMITTED)

Red Deer Creek fire. (SUBMITTED)

As hot weather beat down upon British Columbia during the long weekend, forest fires continued to spread.

As of Monday, there were 10 “fires of note” across B.C. with one of the largest being the Red Deer Creek fire 61 kilometres southeast of Tumbler Ridge.

That fire is currently more than 33,000 hectares and is being tackled by crews and is 80% contained.

Another blaze 50 kilometres west of Williston Lake has grown to almost 50,000 hectares and is 30% contained.

Meanwhile an active fire at Smith Creek near Kelowna remains 100% contained at 280 hectares.

Monday the province banned fires in the southeast portion of the province in the interest of public safety.


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