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Weather expected to fan Cariboo forest fires

Fire officials expect a change in the weather will cause increased wildfire activity in the Cariboo this weekend.

A cold front, bringing with it strong and shifting wind, is forecast for the Cariboo region throughout Saturday and into Sunday.

The BC Wildfire Service says gusts of up to 60 kilometres an hour in unpredictable directions could cause any current fires to grow significantly and any new fires to burn aggressively and spread rapidly.

Firefighting crews have spent the last few days preparing, but containment efforts will be challenged by the gusty wind.

While some precipitation is expected in the region, its benefits could be short-lived if hot, winding conditions return.

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