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Extra resources on the way to help fight wildfires

KAMLOOPS (NEWS1130) – With over 300 wildfires raging across B.C., there is relief for local fire crews as help is now on the way.  There will be roughly 230 experienced firefighters and fire specialists in from both Alberta and Ontario.

The new crews are expected to arrive sometime today and will be placed in the Cariboo and Kamloops Fire Centres, which are two of the hardest hit areas.  Kim Steinbart with the B.C. Forest Service says — the back-up crews will then be moved around to the area’s that need it the most.

It looks like they will need it; the weather forecast in the Interior is expected to be hot and dry for the rest of the week.

Firefighters have managed to contain about 15 per cent of the Dog Creek fire south of Williams Lake, where 31 people have been forced from their homes and another 100 are on evacuation alert.