Eighteen new fire starts over last weekend

The Prince George Fire Centre has responded to 18 new fire starts over the weekend. All fires are suspected to be human caused.

 

The Prince George Fire Centre has responded to 18 new fire starts over the weekend. All fires are suspected to be human caused.

Dry and windy conditions in the Peace Region continue to pose a threat for wildfires. Twelve out of the 18 wildfires occurred in the Peace Region, including one fire reaching 140 hectares in size and requiring airtanker assistance. Currently three fires have been put out, eight are in patrol or mop up, and seven are currently being fought by Forest Service personnel.

Conditions in the Peace Region remain extremely volatile as any ignition source could start a fire. Most of the fire starts occurred because of unsafe burning conditions. If you plan on burning make sure you check the weather forecast for the day before you start your fire.

The fire danger rating throughout the Prince George Fire Centre’s jurisdiction is low to moderate. However, high fire danger ratings are present within different areas of the Prince Region.

Quick Facts:

There are currently no open burning restrictions within the Prince George Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. Yet, the public is urged to be extremely cautious when using fire outdoors. Continue to check http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp for the latest on burning restrictions.

Since April 1, fire crews have responded to 45 wildfires in the Prince George Fire Centre, with a provincial total of 146 wildfires.

 

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cell phone or 1 800 663-5555.