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Fire Crews Look for Hot Spots at Little Bobtail Lake

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 9:52 AM

Prince George, B.C. – With the Little Bobtail Lake fire 100% contained,  the  focus now is on any remaining hotspots within the fire perimeter.Infra red equipment  was used this morning  to  locate those  hot spots.

The number of   crew members   on the scene is now  113,  about one third of  the number  that had been working this fire at its peak.

The investigation into  who started  the Little Bobtail fire continues,  and  the Wildfire Management Branch  has  more fires to deal with.

There were 20 new fires  noted in the Prince George Fire centre  yesterday,  18 of which had been sparked by lightning, two of which were believed to have been human caused.

The Prince George Fire Centre has responded to 37 new fire starts since Friday and all but five were lightning-caused. The largest of these fires is currently 200 hectares and is in the Fort St. John Fire Zone. No structures are threatened at this time.

These fires are currently being assessed and prioritized. Crews, helicopters, and tankers have already responded to multiple fires yesterday and will be continue fire suppression today. Many of these fires are in remote areas and ground access is limited.

Anyone who lights, fuels or uses an open fire when a fire prohibition is in place or fails to comply with an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $100,000 and ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.




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