By ROB GILLIES and JIM MORRIS
Associated Press 

Firefighters report more progress against Canadian wildfires and wait for rain

 

August 24, 2023



VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) —

Petersburg’s continually hazy sky hints at the wildfire conditions being battled by our neighbor to the South and East.

Firefighters successfully prevented wildfires from destroying more structures in a scenic region of British Columbia, authorities said Monday as the prospect of rain raised hopes for the effort to contain the flames.

Fire Chief Jason Broland said fire crews made more progress in the West Kelowna area known as a summer destination for families. He reported no new property losses in the previous 24 hours and said the biggest challenge n...



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