Wildfires by the numbers: aircraft to arrests
The area of Boston Flats, B.C. is pictured Tuesday, July 11, 2017 after a wildfire ripped through the area earlier in the week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:28PM EDT
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A look at some of the numbers Tuesday in British Columbia's wildfire situation:
219: Fires burning in the province.
35: Number of new fires that started Monday.
$53.5 million: Amount spent on fighting fires so far this year in the province.
43,000: Number of hectares burned this fire season.
36: The air quality rating Tuesday in Williams Lake on the B.C. government scale that usually rates air from 1 to 10-plus.
310: Firefighters arriving this week to help from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Parks Canada.
10: Firefighting aircraft brought in from other provinces, including seven airtankers.
300: Mounties who are being re-deployed from around the province and another 40 officers are coming from Alberta to lend a hand with policing and evacuations.
10: Number arrested so far by RCMP in the evacuated areas around 100 Mile House and Williams Lake for mischief and break-ins.
2: Officers who have lost their homes in the forest fires.
$575: Fine handed out by the Abbotsford police patrol officer who saw a person throw a lit cigarette from their vehicle on Tuesday.