Two BC Wildfires Expected to Merge

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, August 9, 2018
PHOTO: B.C. Wildfire Service 

Two huge wildfires burning in British Columbia are expected to merge into one, if they have not already done so.

The Alkali Lake spanning 9,000 ha and South Stikine River fire at around 19,000 ha near Telegraph Creek are about to merge into one fire.

B.C. Wildfire Service says that 95 personnel, 10 helicopters, heavy equipment, and airtankers are on site.

These fires are the top priority for the Wildfire Service.

So far the Alkali Lake fire has scorched 27 structures in the town. 250 people have been unable to return to their homes.

The South Stikine wildfire is the largest in the province.

The Team

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