The Prince George Fire Centre has responded to eight new fire starts in the past week, over half caused by lightning.
One fire east of Fort Nelson reached 50 hectares and required action from airtankers. No structures have been damaged and there are currently 12 firefighters working the fire, with more on the way. All other fires are either extinguished or under observation.
The fire danger rating throughout the Prince George Fire Centre is mainly low to moderate. However, the fire danger rating is high around the Liard River.
- There are currently no open burning restrictions within the Prince George Fire Centre's jurisdiction; however, 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 34 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.
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Fire Information Officer
Prince George Fire Centre