Prince George Fire Centre staff responded to nine new wildfires over the weekend, all of which are suspected to be human-caused.
The fires were sparked at various locations within the Prince George Fire Centre, with the largest reaching 3.5 hectares in the Dawson Creek Fire Zone. Four of the nine fires are now extinguished and the others are either in the mop-up or patrol stage. No structures or infrastructure are currently at risk.
Human-caused fires are completely preventable. With fire danger ratings on the rise throughout the Prince George Fire Centre, it is imperative that Wildfire Management Branch resources be available to fight natural, lightning-caused fires. The Prince George Fire Centre would like to remind the public to remain vigilant when using fire, including campfires, backyard burning and industrial use.
The fire danger rating in the Prince George Fire Centre’s jurisdiction currently ranges from “moderate” to “high”.
- Since April 1, 2014, firefighting crews have responded to 84 wildfires in the Prince George Fire Centre, part of a provincial total of 296 wildfires.
- There are currently no burning restrictions in place in the Prince George Fire Centre. Continue to check http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp for the latest news about burning restrictions.
- To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cellphone or 1 800 663-5555.
The Prince George Fire Centre covers the area from the Yukon and Northwest Territories borders in the north to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, the Cottonwood River and the Robson Valley in the south, and from the Alberta border in the east to the Skeena Mountains in the west.
Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Prince George Fire Centre