BC Wildfire Service released their Provincial Wildfire Status update.
In it they said above seasonal temperatures last weekend further increased wildfire risk resulting in 104 human-caused wildfires since April 1st.
While the predominance of human-caused fires is not unusual for this time of year, the dryness of fuels has resulted in fires growing quickly, especially in windy conditions.
This weekend, BC Wildfire Service said conditions are expected to return to seasonal in the southern half of the province.
Fire risk and behavior is expected to decrease in areas experiencing green-up.
Increased fire risk may persist in areas where moisture content of fuels remain low, a phenomenon known as the spring dip.
Today (May 5) there is a risk of lightning in the southern half of the province with the highest risk in the eastern half of the Cariboo Fire Centre.
These unstable conditions are expected to persist until mid-to-end of next week but may be mitigated by some BC Wildfire Service said.
Total fires to date for the Cariboo Fire Centre is 31 with 602 hectares burned.
Provincially there have been 124 fires and over 14-hundred hectares burned.