B.C. burns through budget for fighting forest fires
June 22, 2015 By The Vancouver Sun
It’s still early in the wildfire season and yet B.C. has already eaten through $52.5 million of its $63-million firefighting budget for the year.
The province is parched after an unusually warm winter and a hot, dry spring, raising concerns that this could be a particularly rough season for fires.
B.C.’s annual wildfire budget is based on very conservative estimates, according to fire information officer Ryan Turcot, and the province might be able to offset some of those costs with money recovered by sending crews to other jurisdictions like Alberta. | READ MORE