Winds blow U.S. wildfire closer to B.C. border

Winds blow U.S. wildfire closer to B.C.border

30 August 2006

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Kamloops — A giant wildfire in northern Washington moved closer to the B.C. border yesterday. B.C. Forest Service information officer Dale Bojahra said high temperatures and winds helped the fire advance to within 10 kilometres of the border.

The fire has grown to cover more than 1,400 square kilometres. Firefighters in Washington were hoping that cooler weather moving across the state yesterday would help crews battling the wildfires. In addition to the massive Tripod fire, crews are also fighting the Columbia Complex fires in southeastern Washington, which have burned through 260 square kilometres. CP


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