Firefighters use planned ignitions to try to contain wildfires in British Columbia

The bushfires that burned at Battleship Mountain near Hudson’s Hope, a municipality in British Columbia, Canada, have grown to about 28,765 hectares (about 111 square miles), according to the BC Wildfire Service. This footage posted on Facebook shows aerial views of the fire burning near roads and in a wooded area. In the video, Andre Shelby, BC’s Chief of Operations for the Forest Fire Service, describes the planned ignitions that firefighters have conducted to reduce the possibility of a fire crossing over control lines. Chalabi said the expected weather conditions would help the fires grow over the coming days, so burning before the fire would allow firefighters to take an “offensive approach.” Peace River Regional District has issued multiple evacuation orders in the area due to the fire. Credit: BC Wildfire Service via Storyful

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