The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to 72 new wildfires in the Prince George and Northwest fire centres, all of which started on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
As the Province responds to ongoing flooding, and in advance of the 2018 wildfire season, government is acting on some of the recommendations in the report, Addressing the New Normal: 21st Century Disaster Management in British Columbia, announced Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
The Government of British Columbia and the Invasive Species Council of B.C. have renewed their commitment to effectively manage invasive species in the province, with an updated five-year strategic plan and the proclamation of May 2018 as Invasive Species Action Month.
The BC Wildfire Service continues to respond to 19 wildfires in the Nadina and Bulkley fire zones, resulting from a band of lightning that entered the area on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Smoke originating from the Comstock Lake wildfire, about 100 kilometres west of Hixon, has drifted north and is now visible throughout the Prince George area.
Effective at 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, June 22, 2018, any open burns larger than a campfire will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public.
View the Ministry's latest photos on FlickrMore Photos
View the Ministry's latest videos on YouTubeMore Videos
View the Ministry's latest audio clipsMore Sound Bites