BC Surpasses Worst Wildfire Season on Record — and Threat Is Far from Over

It’s official: the BC Wildfire Service confirms the province is experiencing the worst wildfire season on record.

Wildfire Service information officer Kevin Skrepnek says an estimated 894,941 hectares of land has been charred in BC since April 1.

That eclipses the mark set in 1958, when 855,000 hectares burned.

“It’s an accurate reflection of what we’ve had in terms of growth over the weekend,” he said.