Crews responding to outbreak of new wildfires in Fort Nelson area

Thirty new wildfires have sprung up across northern B.C. since Tuesday, the Prince George Fire Centre says.

All of the fires were caused by lightning, spokeswoman Jillian Kelsh said in a release.

There are currently no fire bans in the region, she said.

Most of the fires are contained in the Fort Nelson Fire Zone, with the largest fire burning at about 200 hectares near 8 Mile Creek and Toad River.

Many of the fires in remote areas where access by ground is limited, said Kelsh. The fires are currently being assessed and prioritized for suppression, she said. No structures are at risk.

Kelsh says conditions are dry throughout much of the area, and urges people to use caution when in the backcountry.