Fighting Fires in B.C.

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The sun is obscured by smoke from wildfires in the distance behind burnt trees in Williams Lake, B.C., on Sunday, July 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The sun is obscured by smoke from wildfires in the distance behind burnt trees in Williams Lake, B.C., on Sunday, July 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Summer is fire season in British Columbia. This summer was the worst in B.C.’s history.

The B.C. Wildfire Service knew it was coming. The spring was cool and wet. But by early July, the weather was blazing hot. Temperatures soared into the 30s. There had been no rain for weeks.

In the B.C. interior,...

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