Raging wildfires in the Interior of British Columbia have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes, including vulnerable seniors in long-term care homes who have already weathered an incredibly challenging year.
Drought, heat and drier fuels are causing larger areas to be burned by B.C. wildfires, says forestry expert.
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The B.C. Wildfire Service says there are more than 250 wildfires currently burning across the province, with hundreds of firefighters continuing to work through challenging terrain in hot, dry conditions.