B.C. wildfire status Friday: Strong winds expected this weekend could worsen fire conditions

There are now 167 wildfires burning across B.C. on Friday

Officials have now turned their attention to the weekend where expected strong winds could worsen wildfire conditions across the province.

The hardest hit area is still the Cariboo region where thousands of people have been forced from their homes.

Around 10,000 people in Williams Lake have been under evacuation alert since Monday night and a new evacuation order was issued in the Hanceville area west of Williams Lake on Wednesday afternoon. Officials warn the evacuation alert could remain in place for the a few more weeks.

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Map below…Southeast BC Wildfires

Southeast BC Wildfires as of 4PM July 14, 2017 – For further detailed map please click here.

Special weather statement in effect: Windy weekend across the BC Interior – Wind gusts to 70 km/h