Global News will broadcast the news conference live with the BC Minister for Public Safety at 1:10 p.m.
They will include an estimated 3,320 firefighters and other personnel, including 94 already from the province fighting wildfires.
The province saw an overnight minimum fire increase, with the number of active fires in BC rising from 275 to 261 on Friday, and around 300 at the start of the week.
About 5,000 people remained on evacuation orders.
The fire in NK Mip Creek is growing and threatening homes
On Saturday, emergency officials announced that for the village of Lit of N, they would extend the evacuation order for a small section on the southeast coast in an evacuation warning.
Downgrade applies only to properties in Lander Fire Base, Pondersa Heights and along the Loring route. The rest of the village, which was devastated by the fire, is not yet confined.
Additional evacuation orders from the Thomson Nicola Regional District were unaffected, and the Layton Creek Wildfire continued to operate on more than 24,000 hectares.
Also on Saturday, the Osos Indian Band Part of the evacuation order Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire evacuation warning for various properties
However, the Kotinai Boundary Regional District Add 126 new properties in and around Baldy Mountain neighborhood extending evacuation order for Constituency E..
The fire tripled to 6,800 hectares on Friday, destroying at least one house.
Brenda Creek Wildfire, just south of the Okanagan Connector and about 40 kilometers west of Kelowna, remained active and mapped about 662 hectares.
Staff have deployed sprinklers to protect the key power transmission line, which serves about 60,000 people in the area, and have ordered the evacuation of 43 homes in Constituency H.
Helicopter crews were scheduled to fire buckets on Saturday, and winds were forecast to calm.
Residents of the Seymour Arm Community, east and south of Seymour Arm Bay Road, were also ordered to evacuate due to a fire in Lake Hancoa, which was burning about nine kilometers south of the community.
The forecast for southern British Columbia did not change
It was last mapped to about 1,100 hectares, but officials said it was more likely and had no accurate, up-to-date definitions.
Two forest fires in the Lower Aero Lake area of the Central Cotinay region also threatened homes.
The fire at McCad Creek, 20 kilometers south of Edgewood, was last mapped on about 4,600 hectares.
It forced the evacuation of 356 properties on Lake Washington, north of Edgewood and Suez.
In Foucault’s community, 156 properties remain under order to evacuate the fire at Octopus Creek, but officials say winds have slowed the fire toward the city.
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