The province is readying itself for the 2019 wildfire season. This follows the 2017 and 2018 seasons which were two of the worst on record.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development says it will increase wildfire spending by 58% percent in 2019.
The announcement comes in a week where dozens of temperature records have been broken all over BC.
According to Bobby Sekhon, Meteorologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada, British Columbians shouldn’t expect any cold spells for the next couple of weeks. And that trend could continue into the spring.