BC’s Wildfire Season Now Second-worst on Record

This year’s wildfire season is now the second-worst in BC history when it comes to the amount of land that’s burned. More than 945,000 hectares have been scorched by fires since April 1.

According to a news report by the CBC, last year, the record was set when more than 1.2 million hectares of land were destroyed by wildfire. As of last Friday, more than 550 fires were burning across the province. Sixty are considered fires of note, meaning they threaten people or property or are highly visible.