(BC Wildfire Service)

Yukon firefighters help battle B.C. wildfires

Relief arrived for weary fire personnel this weekend

Fresh firefighters have arrived from Yukon to help bring British Columbia’s wildfires under control.

The territory’s wildfire service says 16 firefighters and an air-tanker group headed to Prince George late last week and over the weekend.

RELATED: 2017 the third-worst B.C. wildfire season

That is on top of the 34 firefighters and four administrative staff from Yukon who arrived in the province earlier in the week.

Yukon’s fire season is coming to a close, with the fire danger rating dipping throughout the territory.

The threat of record-breaking temperatures and the possibility of lightning this week could spark a surge in fire activity across B.C.

About 3,700 people remained displaced by the nearly 150 fires still burning as of Sunday evening.

(CKRW, The Canadian Press)

Just Posted

Power play woes doom Chilliwack Chiefs in home-ice loss

The Chiefs struggled with the man advantage in a 4-1 loss to Alberni Valley Saturday night.

UPDATE: Poor ventilation likely cause of carbon monoxide incident at Delta farm

All 42 patients have been released from hospital, according to Delta Fire

Man found not guilty in rash of pellet-gun attacks

Incidents took place across Abbotsford in July 2015

High Chilliwack home prices, sales forecast to moderate

2018 sales should be lower than 2017 and 2016, which was the hottest year on record

VIDEO: IHIT identifies Langley murder victim

IHIT is now on scene investigating the death.

VIDEO: Christmas at Kilby feast kicks off holiday eating

Sold-out event driven by volunteer staff

Site C decision coming Monday

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

VIDEO: Man frustrated that Vancouver taxi driver won’t take him home to New Westminster

Kuldip Gill says that not being able to get a ride to the suburbs is a constant problem

Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation

Todd’s mother Carol stresses the importance of putting the phone down and talking with children

UPDATE: Train hits hydro pole, causes outage near Deltaport

No injuries reported but traffic in and out of Deltaport is blocked

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

Most Read