Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cooler Temperatures, Rain Forecast in Area of B.C. Hit by Wildfires

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cooler Temperatures, Rain Forecast in Area of B.C. Hit by Wildfires

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Rain expected in fire-ravaged northern B.C.

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Environment Canada forecasts show badly needed rain is on the way for northeastern British Columbia.

Up to 15 millimetres of rain is expected Thursday in the parched area, with temperatures no higher than 5 C, well below the normal high of 17 C for this time of year.

The Siphon Creek fire northeast of Fort St. John has charred 754-square kilometres, including nearly 200-square kilometres of bush in Alberta.

Officials say B.C. firefighters chased the flames across the provincial boundary to give weary Alberta crews more time to focus on the devastating Fort McMurray fire.

Prince George Fire Centre spokeswoman Amanda Reynolds says another significant blaze around Fort St. …

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