Sunday, May 31, 2009

100 Mile House wildfire

It's not even June, and BC is already experiencing the effects of wildfire, some natural but most seem to be human caused so far this year.

The latest wildfire in the news is in 100 Mile House and started Friday (two days ago). Today's article suggests the fire may have been caused by arson or carelessness.

Over the weekend the 100 Mile House wildfire destroyed two homes, evacuated dozens of people and damaged more than 150 hectares in the Buffalo Creek area.

About 80 firefighters were on hand to contain the fire.

As of today, the wildfire is reported to be under control.

If the warm weather continues I'd expect to see more wildfire in the province, especially in areas with dead pine stands from mountain pine beetle.

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