VANCOUVER – There are about 155 fires burning across B.C. and many communities are under evacuation alerts and orders due to the intense fire activity.
There were 36 new fires sparked on Thursday alone.
In Prince George Friday morning the smoke was so thick from nearby fires that the street lamps had to be lit again. The smoke is from the Chelaslie Fire near Tetachuk Lake, which was very active on Thursday and residents of Prince George were seeing those effects a day later. The smoke was mixed in with a rain system, bringing the first serious rain to the area for a couple of weeks.
Residents from across the province have been sharing images of some of the fires on social media and we have compiled them here for you. If you have any others you would like to share please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More photos from the Smith Creek fire in West Kelowna:
Photos from the Botanie Creek fire, north of Lytton:
These photos are from the fire near Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday afternoon, taken by David Knott:
These photos were taken in Williams Lake Friday morning – it’s also really smoky! Taken by Sheila Scott:
These photos were taken near Kitimat, where spot fires were popping up all over the island. Taken by Jean Nidd.
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