As California Wildfire Wanes, Evacuees Return and Damage is Measured

Southeast Fire Centre busy with a few small blazes this past week remind the public that a fire ban remains in effect

"We're certainly prepared and ready for those events", he said. Dixon said that half of those people were registered today.

After being placed on standby earlier this week, View Royal Fire Rescue has been called to the B.C. Interior.

"We are expecting there to be some lightning with this system but it is likely to have some rain with it", he said, adding the overall pattern is for hot, dry conditions to continue. There are about 200 fires burning province-wide.

Evacuation orders in the path of the Wall fire were reduced to warnings on Wednesday but according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection more than 600 homes remained threatened. The committee includes the ministers of justice, national defence, indigenous and northern affairs, and public safety and emergency preparedness.

"We thought we were in trouble", Riley said.

Regional district offices in Quesnel were slated to open Friday to provide permits allowing workers to travel on closed roads to reach the open pit copper-molybdenum mine operated by Taseko Mines Ltd.

It was a cloud of red as a helicopter dropped flame retardant on the Whittier wildfire in Santa Barbara County, California, on Tuesday.

"The Cariboo Regional District has 16 evacuation orders at the moment, we have six alerts", said Richmond.

Bob Turner from Emergency Management B.C. told media that firefighters are working out with fullest resources to control the situation.

And it's good news for residents of Williams Lake who are on edge with the evacuation alert that is still in effect for that community.

BC Wildfire Service chief information officer Kevin Skrepnek said forecasters have revised their prediction for an incoming weather system.



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