Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Firefighters Prepare for Windy, Dry Weather as Fires of Note Remain Stable

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Firefighters Prepare for Windy, Dry Weather as Fires of Note Remain Stable

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B.C. firefighters prepare for rough weather

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Firefighters in British Columbia are preparing for more challenging conditions early this week, as windy, hot and dry weather could fuel the flames of three large wildfires.

Kevin Skrepnik, chief fire information officer for the B.C. Wildfire Service, says fires at Allie Lake, Xusum Creek and Tommy Lakes have remained fairly stable over the weekend, but that could change.

He says the fire burning at Allie Lake, 55 kilometres northwest of Kamloops, remains out of control across about 20 square kilometres. The Xusum Creek fire, 35 kilometres west of Lilloet, is holding at about five square kilometres and has been 25 per cent contained.

In the Peace region, Skrepnik says only one fire of note remains in the remote area of Tommy Lakes, but it's a big one at over 200 square kilometres. …

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