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Rain keeps local fire situation calm

It’s been a very quiet fire season in southeast BC so far.

Information officer Karlie Shaughnessy says thanks to wet weather the numbers are down considerably.

So far 50 fires have burned a total of 391 hectares.

The five-year average is 109 fires and 481 hectares burnt by this time.

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The only fire of note to date was the one last month on the Gilpin grasslands that grew to 224 hectares.

But Shaughnessy says that doesn’t mean crews are idle.

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