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Dramatically reduced Okanagan wildfires compared to last year

As fever began to develop in Okanagan, the state issued a Category 3 open flame ban to theKamloops Fire Center.However, B.C. According to the wildfire service, compared to last year's heat dome, this year it has been raining and the temperature is low, and the weather conditions have improved significantly.

"But fire risk assessments ... ranged from low to very low in many places, with very little fire activity over the past week." .. Nicole Bonnet, Chief of Fire Information Officer, Kamloops Fire Center.

"And we actually have only one fire on the board, it's under control."

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So far, KFC has had 63 fires totaling 100 hectares. At this point last year, 41,856 hectares were burned down by 151 wildfires.

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By the end of the 2021 fire season, the Kamloops Fire Center will burn a total of 497,495 hectares in the region 456. I was hit by a forest fire.

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Overall, there were 1,610 fires in British Columbia. Last year, 868,203 hectares were burned.

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"Things are It's more environmentally friendly. That's good because the ground is more moist, "Bonnet said.

"But that means things grow faster, so you just want to be careful. When a plant dies, if it's around your garden or your property, You just want to monitor it and make sure you get rid of any of the dead plants. Road. "

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