COVID-19 pandemic adds risk to wildfire season: B.C. forests minister

(Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press)

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NEW HAZELTON, B.C. -- The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the danger of British Columbia's wildfire season and the province's forests minister says public help is crucial to reducing fires.

Wildfires caused by humans are preventable and divert valuable resources away from naturally occurring fires while exposing firefighters to unnecessary risks, Doug Donaldson said Thursday.

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Source: CTV News

 

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