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Little BobTail Lake fire Investigation Continues

Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 10:26 AM

Images of the devastation from the  Little BobTail Lake fire – courtesy PG RCMP

Prince George, BC -As fire rages  in  the Peace and in Ft. McMurray,  investigators in Prince George are still  trying to  find out who was responsible for the Little Bob Tail Lake Fire that  ripped through  the  area  southwest of Prince George one year ago.

The wildfire originated approximately 50 kilometres southwest of Prince George and grew to more than 24000 hectares or 240 square kilometres. The fire resulted in the evacuation of residences at Norman Lake and Naltesby Lake (also known as Bobtail Lake) and took a number of weeks for firefighters to gain control and many more before it was extinguished. The resources and costs to fight this fire were extensive.


Aerial image of the wildfire taken in 2015Ground image of the area after the fire had passed through.

The RCMP and Origin & Cause Investigators from the Wildfire Management Branch of the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations have been investigating and can confirm that the wildfire was human caused.
Investigators are looking for the public’s help to further this investigation.

We are confident that there are persons with information about this fire that have not come forward to speak to investigators says Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. Their information may be the piece of the puzzle that we need to bring the person or persons responsible to justice.

If you have any information about this fire, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.


The largest area burned is pretty much all clear cut.

    Yes, but they were plantations of new trees that now have to be replanted

Should be lots of morell mushrooms this year there.

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