Vancouver: Cooler temperatures and rain are set to sweep across most of British Columbia over the next day, offering some relief to crews battling more than 400 wildfires.

But there’s concern that the weather could also pack lightning and analysts say any rainfall won’t be enough to ease the drought gripping much of the province.

The wildfire service said there have been more than 30 fires in the last 24 hours and more than half of all the active blazes are ranked as out of control.

Those include 14 wildfires considered highly visible or a threat to public safety, such as the Downton Lake fire that has destroyed two cabins and multiple outbuildings at Gun Lake, north of Whistler, and the 45-square kilometre Casper Creek fire that has claimed one cabin near Anderson Lake, west of Lillooet. — Canadian Press 

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