On Tuesday, numerous almost 8,000 people told to evacuate in California over the past several days were allowed to return to their homes, particularly in northern California.
The exact damage of the wildfires cannot be calculated until the situation is brought under control and loss adjusters can get to work.
The fires broke out some 14 months after a wildfire in Fort McMurray in neighboring Alberta province displaced 88,000 people and burned 590,000 hectares.
Requests for out-of-province assistance are made through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, which co-ordinates the sharing of firefighting resources within Canada.
5,800 acres have burned as of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. British Columbia on Friday declared its first state of emergency since 2003.
One open-pit mine about 20 kilometres south of Princeton, B.C., lost power for about 36 hours due to the fires, but is now running again, said Copper Mountain Mining Corporation spokesman Dan Gibbons. Since the start of the wildfire season on April 1, the province has seen 604 fires, with the damage estimated at $53.5 million Canadian dollars (US $41 million).
Despite a hot and dry weekend, crews were making progress against dozens of fires across California, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Some residents have returned home.
The blaze, which has spread to almost 29,000 acres (11,736 hectares), is 45 percent contained, up from 20 percent on Monday evening.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Wildfires in British Columbia's Interior mean only coastal and extreme northern and northeastern corners of the province have escaped a pall of smoke blanketing regions that include the United States border. Containment has risen to 45 percent, up from 25 percent Monday evening.
The company said the fires were about 16 km away from a pump station in Blackpool, British Columbia.
"We stand by our customers and communities through the good times and the challenging times".
The blaze has burned almost 9 square miles (23 square kilometers) of grass, injured four firefighters and destroyed at least 37 structures. By Sunday, the blaze was 60 percent contained and the families evacuated from Dudleyville were allowed to go home.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people lined up in Williams Lake on Tuesday afternoon to register in person with the Red Cross, in case they later need to access emergency payments later.
"We saw a really, really bad fire issue in 2003 in the region, but nothing this widespread", said Greg Munden, president of Munden Ventures Ltd.
According to the BC Wildfire Service's latest estimate, there are now 219 fires burning across the province with 35 new ones starting yesterday.style="text-align: center;"