bc fires 2015
B.C.'s projected surplus has dipped $7 million from last February's forecast, but the province is still on target to post a $277 million surplus by the end of the year.
The wildfire service says 232 firefighters, 11 helicopters and 21 pieces of heavy equipment are battling the flames.
The smoke from Washington makes it more difficult for crews to battle the 184 fires burning in B.C., said one official.
This is awesome.
"There was no time. You just have to run.''
Stormy weather is keeping air tankers grounded.
The scariest part of their job? "The unknown."
"Within a minute it was four hectares and it just grew to 300 very quickly."
The fire was human-caused and entirely preventable, said an official.
Cooler temperatures and wet weather have helped in the firefighting effort.