Victoria: The B.C. Wildfire Service says no wildfires of note are burning in the province — the first time in months that no highly visible or potentially threatening blazes have been listed on the wildfire service website.

Three rural areas near fires north and west of Prince George — plus a region on the southwest flank of the Bush Creek East fire in the Shuswap — remain under evacuation order, but the wildfire
service says all those fires are “being held” and are unlikely to spread.

Of the just over 300 fires still burning in the province, the wildfire service says 50 remain out of control and the rest are under control or being held.

The service says there have been 2,221 wildfires in the province so far this season — burning nearly 28,500 square kilometres of forests, bush and property, an area almost the size of Belgium. — The Canadian Press

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