Wildfire Crews Making Progress in the Peace
Prince George, B.C. – Favourable weather conditions are aiding wildfire crews in the Peace region.
“Currently the fight against wildfires is quite successful,” says Amanda Reynolds with the Prince George Fire Centre. “We’ve got cooler temperatures, the wind has died down and over the course of the weekend we should be having cool and wet weather conditions.”
Despite the progress, she says the Beatton Airport Road fire, the largest in the region, remains at 5,550 hectares in size.
“We currently have the incident management team on scene on that fire. And along with that we’ve got fire personnel, we’ve got unit crew members, another unit crew is on route and we have some heavy equipment fighting that fire.”
She say other area fires of note – the Charlie Lake ,South Taylor Hill, and Baldonnel fires – are all in mop-up stage.
All evacuation orders were rescinded in the region yesterday though an airtanker is now on standby. Category 2 and Category 3 open burning bans remain in effect (see previous story here).
To date this season there have been 150 wildfires in the province, 66 in the Prince George Fire Centre.