Wildfire risk ramps up across B.C. amid heatwave

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WATCH: The East Shuswap Road wildfire near Kamloops exploded to 500 hectares under strong winds and dry conditions and as Global Okanagan's Jules Knox reports, crews managed to save an eagle's nest from the path of the flames – Jul 14, 2018

As the weather heats up across B.C., the wildfire risk is ramping up too.

The B.C. Wildfire Service now lists the majority of the province at moderate to high risk — and even Haida Gwaii, which is usually rated at a very low or low risk, has climbed to a moderate rating.

WATCH: Crews battle wildfire near Kamloops

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There are a few patches of the province rated at extreme risk and the largest is on southern Vancouver Island, stretching almost from Nanaimo to Victoria.

However, the wildfire service says crews have made good progress on the lone fire of note currently burning in B.C. and it expects no further growth on the East Shuswap Road fire near Kamloops after it flared out of control over the weekend.