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Fires Still Raging In BC

FireThe CBC reports on the continuing wildfire emergency in British Columbia: Lillooet under wildfire evacuation alert

Residents of Lillooet, B.C., have been warned to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice as the Mount McLean forest fire continues to burn out of control.

Firefighters are still working hard to extinguish the wildfire, which is burning about four kilometres from the southwestern Interior town of 2,300 people over an area more than two square kilometres and is so far uncontained.

According to the CBC wildfire map there are 14 uncontained, and 6 contained fires burning in British Columbia, most, if not all started by lightning strikes during the current the current heat wave. The majority of the fires are in the southern third of the province, which is just north of Washington state. Seattle, Washington recorded a record high temperature of 102° this past week.


1 cookie jill { 07.31.09 at 3:09 pm }

We’re all Crispy Canadians today….

Portland, OR is up in the 106 degree range. Way 2 freakin’ hot.
We Barbarians are “sweltering” in upper 70’s. (We’re spoiled…admittedly)
.-= ´s last blog ..Will Twitter for Food =-.

2 Bryan { 07.31.09 at 4:59 pm }

Triple digits in the Pacific Northwest is just insane, as insane as a drought. I have an Italian friend who worked in Seattle and he said that in three years he was never warm or dry.