BC Conservation Office Seeking Public Assistance In Arson-Caused Forest Fire Investigations

The B.C. Wildfire Service has released this photo of the Siphon Creek fire on May 6, 2016.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC Conservation Office says that ten of the wildfires currently burning in the BC Peace Region are being investigated as having been deliberately set.

Speaking with Energeticcity.ca, Chris Posthuma with the Conservation Office in Fort St. John confirmed that officers are being brought in from across the province to assist with the current investigations, as well as seeking the public’s help with their investigations.

Posthuma also confirmed that officers are treating these fires as having been deliberately set, as opposed to accidental, though he did not say which of the 35 active fires burning in the Prince George Fire Centre are currently under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding any possible deliberately-caused fires can call the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) Line at: 1-877-952-7277.

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