Wildfires scorch area larger than P.E.I.

Aug. 8, 2017, Kamloops, B.C. – The BC Wildfire Service says since April 1, B.C. has seen 892 wildfires, which have burned more than 591,000 hectares. Chief Wildfire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek told Global News that the area burned is now larger than the entire province of Prince Edward Island. By Sunday, 127 fires were continuing to burn across the province, including the Elephant Hill fire, which is more than 110,000 hectares large and just 30 per cent contained. Global News reports. | READ MORE

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