The 2018 wildfire season is now the second-worst on record in provincial history.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, more than 9,500 square-kilometres of land has been burnt since April 1st; over 12,000 sq-km burned in 2017.

Some evacuation orders have been downgraded to start the week, including three near the 91,000-hectare Shovel Lake blaze.

“One of the hardest things to do is signing those orders when you’re moving people out of their homes. I even said to my staff yesterday, ‘you can call me anytime if it’s a resend order.’ It’s so much better when you’re doing that instead of the other way around.”

– RDBN Chair Bill Miller

For more evacuee information, you can click here.

For more information on all the current wildfires in the Northwest and Prince George Fire Centres, you can click here.