The Canadian Press

2015-08-17 | BC Wildfires

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British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says there need to be harsher penalties for people caught starting forest fires. Clark is in the Kootenay region where she says a blaze responsible for destroying 30 homes was likely human caused. The Rock Creek fire flared up on Thursday and has since forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents. Clark has floated the idea of confiscating a person's car if they're caught throwing a cigarette butt out of the window and causing a flare-up. (So far, B-C has spent more than 200-million dollars fighting fires this season. The premier has predicted that figure could balloon to as much as 400-million dollars before the season is through.)

Date: 2015-08-17
Placeline: MIDWAY, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 24 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << North Ministry does an incredible job investigating the last match where the fire originated if we can find evidence that suggests the individual responsible we are going to do everything we can and use all the tools that we have to make sure that the people she's confident >>