The public is urged to be extremely careful with campfires and other burning this week as summer weather finally arrives in the Northeast.
Hot temperatures and dry conditions are forecasted through Friday, which will increase the risk of wildfires. The fire danger rating is currently moderate to high in the Fort St. John, Prince George and Dawson Creek fire zones and low to moderate across the Fort Nelson, Mackenzie, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof and Robson Valley zones.
Never leave a fire unattended, and always ensure adequate water and hand tools are nearby to prevent escapes.
- Since April 1, the Prince George Fire Centre has responded to 77 wildfires. Thirty-two of the fires were person-caused.
- Leaving a campfire unattended can result in a $345 fine. If your campfire causes a wildfire, you may also be held liable for suppression costs and damages.
- To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cellphone or toll-free to 1 800 663-5555.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcforestfireinfo.gov.bc.ca
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Provincial Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch