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Lightning causes 15 new fires

The recent weather conditions are keeping the Prince George Fire Centre very busy. Since Wednesday, July 27, the Fire Centre has responded to 15 new lightning-caused wildfires, ranging from spot-sized fires to approximately 300 hectares.

On Wednesday, lightning started a fire 275 km northeast of Fort Nelson, close to Estsine Lake. That fire now measures close to 300 hectares in size.

According to the Fire Centre, despite its size, no values or structures are at risk.

The fire is currently in "modified response", meaning it is being actively monitored but not suppressed.

The public is being reminded that Category 2 and 3 burning, as well as the use of fireworks are currently prohibited throughout the Prince George Fire Centre.

To report a wildfire or an unattended campfire, dials *5555 or 1-800-663-5555.

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