PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The British Columbia Wildfire Service reported the first wildfire of the season in the Prince George Fire Centre on Sunday.
A wildfire was reported at Farrell Creek Junction just northeast of Hudson’s Hope. Officials determined the fire to be human-caused as a result of a campfire that spread from high winds.
The affected area covers 4.5 hectares, and officials have the fire under control. A crew is on scene, and no other resources will be needed at this time.
With the weather forecast predicting a drying trend across the Prince George Fire Centre, especially the Peace Region, public and industry personnel are urged to use caution when burning outdoors.
According to a release, anyone wanting to do an outdoor burn must follow these precautions:
The B.C. government released a poster with different burn categories and the regulations that go along with that type of outdoor burn.
Anyone who wants to light a Category 3 fire needs to get a burn registration number beforehand. Category 2 open fires do not need a burn registration number.