Prince George Fire Centre sees responsible long weekend campers

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Campers in the northeastern part of the province were far more responsible than their colleagues in the southern part of the province.

While Conservation Officers responded to 32 abandoned campfires in the Southeast Fire Centre, there were none recorded in the Prince George Fire Centre.

When asked if there were any abandoned fires, Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds said they didn’t have any.

“We did not. We were relatively low numbers wise. We really appreciate the public making sure campfires are out,  properly extinguished.”

While the campfire situation was good over the long weekend, the Wildfire Service says that there were 10 new fire starts over the weekend, 9 of which are believed to have been started by lightning.

As of August 2nd, there have been 208 fires in the province’s largest fire centre, compared to 319 at this time last year.