The Prince George Fire Centre announces 21 new fires

first_imgMore information can be found at, on their Twitter account, or on their Facebook page. “There are currently 5 fires burning in the Prince George fire zone, 6 in the Vanderhoof/Fort St. James fire zone, 4 in the Dawson Creek fire zone, 6 in the Fort Nelson fire zone, and 1 in each of the Mackenzie and Fort St. John fire zones,” Information Officer, Jill Kelsh explained.Kelsh says these fires are currently being assessed and resources are being allocated throughout the fire centre.The largest of these fires is 4 hectares in size, 30 kilometres south of Kotcho Lake in the Fort Nelson fire zone, according to the Wildfire Management Branch.- Advertisement -The Fort Nelson fire is currently under a modified response, which means it’s being actively monitored but not actively suppressed.“With an increase in fire starts, the Prince George Fire Centre is urging the public to be extremely cautious with campfire and forest use,” Kelsh said. “The fire danger rating is currently high to extreme throughout the entire Prince George Fire Centre.”The does not apply to campfires.Advertisementlast_img

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