Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 6:45 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 6:45 PM ET

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National Audio 6:45 PM ET

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NAT112 - (Wildfires-BC) VANCOUVER. x-21s. The B-C Wildfire Service says wildfires have broken last year's record in terms of the area of land scorched. More than 12-thousand-500 square kilometres have burned this season, which is about 350 square kilometres more than last year. But fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek says that's just one measure in assessing the damage done. ("..than this year.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Skrepnek says that as the weather turns, he's hopeful that cooling temperatures and higher humidity may mean the worst is over this year.

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NAT113 - (Wildfires-BC) VANCOUVER. x-18s. The B-C Wildfire Service says cooler temperatures and more humidity have helped firefighters knock down dozens of fires in recent days, bringing the total number of active fires down to 512. …

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