With continued warm and dry conditions forecasted for areas west of the Rockies, fire danger ratings in the Prince George Fire Centre are expected to increase.
The Wildfire Management Branch is encouraging people to exercise caution with open fires and backcountry activities. Fires can start more easily as forest and grassland fuels dry out in the Mackenzie, Prince George, Vanderhoof and Robson Valley fire zones. Any source of heat, such as machinery exhaust or cigarettes, can start a fire in these conditions.
There is no lightning in the short-term weather forecast for the southwestern parts of the Prince George Fire Centre, so any new fires likely would be human-caused and therefore preventable.
Cooler conditions and precipitation forecasted for east of the Rockies likely will reduce the fire danger rating in the Fort St. John and Fort Nelson fire zones, but people should still exercise caution.
There are currently no wildfires of note near communities in the Prince George Fire Centre.
For tips on safe burning practices, residents are encouraged to visit: www.bcwildfire.ca
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, please call *5555 on your cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.
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Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Prince George Fire Centre