BC wildfires: Minister of public safety gives update about ongoing blazes | FULL

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Fire crews from Mexico arrived in British Columbia on Saturday to help battle the wildfires burning across the province. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth expressed his gratitude for the assistance during a press conference following their arrival.

It was hot, dry and windy across much of B.C. on Friday, and concern remains high for residents and crews in the areas where wildfires are burning.

Sirens were sounded in the area of the Lytton Creek fire as a warning to drivers passing between Lytton and Spences Bridge overnight.

The huge wildfire, burning north along the highway, is now 24,365 hectares in size.

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