Fire Crews Look for Hot Spots at Little Bobtail Lake
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.