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Sat May 7, 2016, 11:45 PM

16. BC fires keep growing and are crossing the border into Alberta, too.

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/two-aggressive-wildfires-in-b-c-grow-on-both-sides

Two massive wildfires burning in northeastern B.C., including a large blaze that has crossed into Alberta, grew overnight Friday, as gusts of wind hampered firefighting efforts.

Fire information officer Noelle Kekula said Saturday that the Siphon Creek fire, burning several kilometres into Alberta, grew to an estimated 24,000 hectares late Friday, up from 17,000 hectares earlier in the day. However, she said firefighters believe it has grown even bigger overnight as wind fanned the flames and the fire spread on both sides of the provincial border.

“It definitely grew overnight,” she said. “We won’t have an updated estimate until tonight … we know it has grown on both sides.”

Kekula said the weather continued Saturday to be hot, dry and windy, with no sign of rain until Sunday.



Dangerous now and looks likely to be a bad summer.

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