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$81 million and counting

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes as wildfires burn next to their communities in British Columbia. Here is a list of latest numbers for the wildfire situation.

  • 162: Wildfires burning in the province as of Sunday, 16 of those started on Saturday.
  • 15: Fires threatening communities.
  • Up to 37,000: Evacuees in the province, including about 10,000 people forced out of Williams Lake on Saturday.
  • 11: Evacuation centres open across B.C.
  • 2,900: Firefighters, including 415 from out of province
  • 203: Aircraft fighting the fires.
  • $81 million: Money B.C. has spent fighting fires.
  • 1,310 square kilometres: Area burned in since April 1
  • 423 square kilometres: The largest fire burning. It started on property near the Ashcroft Indian Band and has burned through several communities.


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