Lightning sparks more fires in the Prince George Fire Centre

The Prince George Fire Centre has responded to 32 fires since Friday, Aug. 2. Twenty-six of those fires were caused by lightning.

The Prince George Fire Centre had responded to 32 fires since Friday, Aug. 2 as of last Thursday. Twenty-six of those fires were caused by lightning.

The largest fire covers 450 hectares and is in the southern portion of the Fort Nelson Fire Zone, 60 km southeast of Fort Nelson. The area received rain yesterday. This is a modified response fire and will be actively monitored by Wildfire Management Branch personnel.

Two of those fires were spot fires in the Fort St. James area, one near Cripple Lake and one near the 32 km on the Driftwood FSR.

One on the Cunningham FSR was 100 per cent contained and being actioned by two initial attack crews and a response officer as of Friday.The fire was 1.2 hectares in size and burning in slash.

A fire burning 1 km West of Wendy Lake in the Fort St. John Fire Zone has reached 100 hectares in size. There are four initial attack crews working on the fire. It received rain and experienced no growth yesterday and it is expected to be quiet today.

Since the lightning passed through almost every area of the Prince George Fire Centre, the public is urged to be very careful with fire use. Human-caused wildfires can divert critical resources and crews from responding to naturally occurring wildfires.

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