Cooler temperatures and wet weather have helped in the firefighting effort.
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With the ground smoking on the hillside above him, Harper chatted casually with several firefighters dressed in red overalls and hard hats.
She said climate change has made B.C. more vulnerable to wildfire.
When the evacuation order came, Isabel and Sal Pilato were ready. She packed their valuables, and Sal put on his firefighting gear.
A total of 259 blazes are burning throughout the province, bringing this year's wildfire tally to 1,275.
The fire is ranked as a "highly vigorous."
Residents of 28 homes in the area are on evacuation alert.
Don't get too complacent, warned an wildfire service official.
One parliamentary secretary questioned whether individuals who flick lit cigarette butts out of car windows could have their vehicles impounded.
"It was our home. Everything we have is... was there."
Crews have managed to contain just under a third of the Puntzi Lake fire, burning about 150 kilometres west of Williams Lake.
A fire near Puntzi Lake destroyed structures on four properties.
It's impressive to watch in action.
It happened Friday afternoon on Puntzi Lake as the aircraft was scooping water.
"It is outrageous that Nestlé can draw limitless amounts of Canada's natural resources to sell for a huge profit."
Serious problems begin when river water reaches 20 degrees or higher.
Many have the right certification to help, but were told they didn't sign up early enough.
The bans may stay in place right through until September.
I love the Mars.. it's incredible to watch. But it belongs in a museum.
The blaze is now 1,500 square kilometres in size.
"My son and I only sleep well knowing you are all out there."
Soldiers began helping crews fight wildfires threatening communities in northern Saskatchewan on Wednesday, as other western provinces called in help ...
"... when you are playing a chess game with a forest fire, your opponent cheats."
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