Crews battle largest recorded wildfire in BC history

More than 400 firefighters are working to contain the largest recorded wildfire in British Columbia's history.

The BC Wildfire Service says 19 fires have merged this week in the province's Interior, creating a single fire that's estimated to be more than 4,600 square kilometres in size.

Previously, the largest recorded BC wildfire was a 2,200 square kilometre blaze in the northeast in 1958.

The province's record breaking fire season continues, with more than 1,000 fires scorching 10, 000 square kilometres since April 1st.