With prolonged dry, warm weather north of Fort St. John and in the Fort Nelson area, the wildfire risk continues to increase into the weekend as higher temperatures and lower humidity contribute to dryer forest fuels.
This season crews in the Prince George Fire Centre have responded to 19 wildfires, all human-caused. The Prince George Fire Centre urges the public to be extremely cautious when using fire.
Smoke from Alberta is moving across the border and affecting the northeast corner of British Columbia, especially in the Fort Nelson area. For more information on air quality, go to http://firesafebc.ca/ to access links to BC Air Quality reports.
The Prince George Fire Centre extends from the Yukon and Northwest Territories in the north to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Cottonwood River and Robson Valley in the south; and from the Alberta border in the east to the Skeena Mountains in the west.
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire call *5555 on your cell or 1 800 663-5555. For more information on fire activity, open fire restrictions or updates on current wildfire activity, visit the Wildfire Management Branch at www.bcwildfire.ca
- The public reports nearly half of all wildfires in B.C.
- Anyone caught breaking a fire ban can be fined up to $345 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail.
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Fire Information Officer
Prince George Fire Centre
250 565-6129 (office)
250 961-4176 (cell)