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Approaching heat wave prompts concerns among British Columbia firefighters

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 4:38 PM -

Fire crews are gearing up for another heat wave that is expected to spark more fires this week in British Columbia. 

B.C Wildfire Management Branch information officer Kevin Skrepnek says last week's rainfall gave firefighters a break, but expectations of hot, dry conditions to come are raising concerns. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-30's in the southern interior this week.

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About 2500 people have been committed to battling 95 wildfires across the province.

Officials say there have been 698 fires in the province since April 1, compared with the 518 blazes this time last year. 

With files from The Canadian Press

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