KAMLOOPS — With the Elephant Hill fire burning more than 40 km from the westernmost edge of the city, Kamloops Fire Rescue says this is no time to panic. It is, however, time to prepare. "We felt it prudent to start some advanced planning and looking at the what ifs," said Fire Chief Mike Adams. "Plan for the worst and hope for the best." Adams says KFR has put together a wildfire preparedness plan should the fire reach Kamloops.
SAVONA, B.C. — The 168,000 hectare Elephant Hill Wildfire burns a mere 4 km from the edge of the Skeetchestn Reserve, an area that was evacuated nearly two weeks ago. As approximately 250 residents were asked to leave their homes, hundreds of firefighters were called in to battle the blaze. It is an emergency situation like non the Skeetchestn Indian Band has ever had to deal with, with the massive wildfire burning dangerously close to their village.
KAMLOOPS — While the last few days have provided a bit of a reprieve on the front lines of the B.C. wildfires, the relative calm is not expected to last. Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek said there was some rain over the weekend, and calm, cool condition have limited fire growth. However, the forecast is calling for hot and dry conditions to return, with the wind picking up on the weekend. Skrepnek said an estimated 845,000 hectares have burned across the province.
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