Fire Concerns Going Into Dry, Hot Weekend

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Fire Concerns Going Into Dry, Hot Weekend

With temperatures reaching the high 20°C and sunny skies, it’s a great weekend for camping. However, with the dry conditions in our region, the Prince George Fire Centre is reminding residents to be mindful while outdoors. “Into the weekend, we are expecting to see really hot temperatures with low humidity, and that is raising the risk of fire danger in the Prince George Fire Centre” says Fire Information Officer, Amanda Reynolds. “We are just reminding the public this weekend if you are having a campfire, make sure you are keeping it to half a metre high by half a metre wide. Make sure you have sufficient water and hand tools. Also, making sure your fire is completely out. If your campfire does contribute to a wildfire you may be held accountable for costs associated to fighting the fire.”

The Tete Jaune wildfire, approximately 5 kilometres East of Tete Jaune Cache, is now at 574 hectares. It is not disrupting traffic, and has moved from the ‘out of control’ stage into the ‘being held’ stage. 91 firefighters and 2 helicopters are working to put it out.

Areas around Prince George are in the ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ range for fire danger. There is more danger in Northeast BC, which is ‘moderate’ to ‘high’.

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