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Five New Fire Starts In PG Fire Centre

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 7:58 PM

firedangermay21Prince George, B.C.-  There have been five new fires started in the Prince George Fire Centre and it has raised the level of concern with the Wildfire Management Branch.

The five fires include, a  250-hecatre fire near Prophet River, east of the Alaska Highway, a 6 hectare fire  southeast of Miworth and a one and a half hectare fire south of Mackenzie.

Wildfire Management Branch crews, airtankers and helicopters are responding to these incidents.

No structures are immediately threatened by any of these wildfires.

The Prince George Fire Centre says it was able to react quickly because of the number of phone reports received from the public.

The new fires  have  raised concern, as  so many resources are focused on the Little Bobtail Lake blaze,  and the current fire danger rating  in the region is high,  with large areas of extreme fire danger near Mackenzie and the northeast of the province.

There is an increased risk of wildfire because of the   warm temperatures and  little  rain.  The wildfire Management Branch is  urging anyone using the back country to be extremely careful.




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