Rain slows forest fire activity

Over the past week the Prince George Fire Centre responded to three fires.

None of the fires were of significance; all were caused by lightning and remained less than a hectare in size. Two were extinguished by rain and the third by ministry crews and remains in patrol.
 

Crews are taking advantage of the low fire activity to refine their skills. Some are taking refreshers in Danger Tree Assessment, to assess trees on a fire site and ensure it is safe for them to enter. Others are practising their falling techniques to cut down trees safely.
 

Warm, wet weather is expected for the rest of the week and over the weekend, keeping the fire danger rating low to very low throughout the fire centre. While the fire risk has subsided in most areas, the public should be aware that it only takes a couple days of warm, dry conditions to bring the risk back up. July and August are the peak months for forest fires so it’s necessary to be vigilant at all times.
 

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks. For more information on open fire restrictions or for updates on current wildfire activity, visit www.bcwildfire.ca.