VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Wildfire Service reported another two fires —both caused by lightning— in the Prince George Fire Centre over the weekend.

One fire was reported Sunday, approximately 15 kilometres southeast of Wapiti Lake. According to the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard, the fire has burned an estimated eight hectares near Ridgeview Creek.

Another fire discovered Sunday is burning out of control about 2 kilometres north of the Torpy River. The fire has burned an estimated .01 hectares as of Monday, August 9th.

The Tentfire Creek fire, first discovered July 1st, has burned around 2,800 hectares and is classified as out of control. According to a release, the area got about 10 millimetres of rain on August 5th.

The evacuation order for Helmut and Kotcho Lake was rescinded around noon on Friday, but an evacuation alert is still in effect.

There are 60 active fires in the Prince George Fire Centre.

According to the B.C. Wildfire Service, there have been 241 fires since April 1st, burning an estimated 102,127 hectares in the Prince George Fire Centre.

The 10-year average for the number of fires in the province is 1,352, with around 348,917 hectares burned.

British Columbia has already seen 1,450 fires that have burned around 644,411 hectares since April 1st, 2021.

For more information on wildfires, go to the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard.