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Not enough rain to make a real difference in wildfire risk

The rain this weekend in the coastal areas did allow for the fire danger rating to be lowered.
Nicole Gagnon with the Coastal Fire Centre says, despite the rain, the message to the public with regards to open fires is the same….
Gagnon says the forecast is calling for more warm, dry weather by midweek, so any benefits from the rain will be shortlived.
She says the Kaikash Creek fire is considered 50 per cent contained and crews are still working on the 81 hectare fire which is located in some steep terrain, 25 kilometers south east of Telegraph Cove.

No property is threatened by that fire.

The wildfires continue to burn in the interior and lightening and wind over the weekend made the situation worse.
However, many of the fires sparked this weekend are in high alpine areas and are not immediately threatening any communities or structures.
With no relief from the hot, dry conditions, the Province has asked the federal government for additional Canadian Armed Forces support from now through the month of September.

The Canadian Forces will provide up to 300 firefighting-trained members in self-sufficient camps who will assist with the mop-up and monitoring stages of the wildfires, and they will provide air support.

Military personnel have been helping with the wildfire situation since July.
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