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British Columbians urged to take wildfire precautions while traveling during long weekend

By Aria Nashimi
The Georgia Straight
May 16, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

As British Columbia is bracing for another intense wildfire season, the provincial government is urging people to prepare for more wildfires in the province and be cautious of wildfires over the Victoria Day long weekend. …B.C.’s Forest Minister Doug Donaldson is asking people who are staying home during the long weekend to “FireSmart” their properties to reduce wildfire risks. …Much of the province has experienced above-average temperatures in recent weeks, which has increased fire danger in many areas, according to a news release by B.C.’s Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operation and Rural Development. As of today, there are at least 10 active wildfires burning across B.C., according to B.C. Wildfire Service. Since April 1, 2019, the B.C. Wildfire Service has responded to 176 fires in the province.

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