B.C. wildfires: latest numbers

September 13, 2017

By: The Working Forest Staff

The B.C. government provided updated information regarding the 2017 wildfire season, as of Tuesday, Sept. 12.

158: the number of wildfires burning in British Columbia.

1246: the total number of wildfires in the province since April 1, 2017.

1,173,611: number of hectares burned so far this year.

3090: number of firefighters and other personnel currently fighting the fires.

282: number of firefighters and other personnel from out of province

1,422: number of contractors currently fighting fires

106: number of helicopters and planes supporting ground crews.

3,202: number of current evacuees due to wildfires.

Photo: B.C. wildfires earlier this summer.

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