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Don’t Let Rain and Cool Temperatures Fool You, Fires Continue

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 @ 1:46 PM

Prince George, B.C.- Although the temperature has  cooled, and the rain has been plenty, there were still  10 new fires noted in the Province yesterday.There are currently 175 wildfires burning around B.C.  While a reduction from the 200 reported on Tuesday,   everyone in the Province is  urged to  continue to be vigilant and cautious.

Three states of local emergency  remain in place, as well as seven Evacuation Alerts and Orders.
As of today, there are  about 96 properties in B.C. on Evacuation order of which  70 are in the Cariboo Regional District due to the Puntzi Lake fire. There are more than 200 homes  in the Tsi Del Del  ( Alexis Creek) First Nation  on evacuation alert.

The total number of fires so far since April 1st, is 1,095,  compared to 564 for the same period last year.  The fires this season have consumed 292,746 hectares, compared with  53 thousand hectares burned  during the same period  in 2014.  The cost of fighting the fires this year  is closing in on the $120 million dollar mark.

Of the ten  fires  noted yesterday, two were  started by humans. “That remains a concern for us, as these fires are preventable and tie up  resources” says  Fire Information Officer Navi Saini of the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch.

The campfire ban remains in place  for  most of the province with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the Fog Zone  on the west coast of Vancouver Island.  The  campfire ban  in Prince George which was  ordered by  Prince George Fire  Rescue,  has been rescinded.


Good farming weather… rain, sun, rain, sun… Should be a record bumper crop this year worth billions for the farmers.

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