High temperatures could pose challenge for B.C. wildfire crews, but rain in forecast

The B.C. Wildfire Service (BCWS) says that high temperatures this weekend could lead to challenging fire conditions — but rain is forecast to arrive starting Monday.

It comes after a week of dogged firefighting enabled thousands of people to return to their homes in the Okanagan region.

In the Shuswap region to the north, the BCWS says a warming and drying trend will fuel increased fire behaviour at the 430-square-kilometre Bush Creek East blaze before temperatures are expected to cool Tuesday.

Jean Strong, a BCWS fire information officer, said the extended drought for much of B.C. has left trees and fuels very vulnerable to new fire starts — and lightning is forecast for Vancouver Island and parts

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