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Two Minor Fires Underscore Need for Fire Safety

Monday, June 27, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The  weather for this week in the  Prince George area  has changed from what was predicted, but the Prince George Fire Centre is  still preparing for the worst.

There were  two minor fires in the area  over the past 4 days.   One at Foreman Flats,  which was  dealt with by the Prince George Fire Rescue  department.  It was a case of  burning  without a permit.   The other  happened  at Tudyah Lake when lightning struck  a shed and the flames spread to  the grass.  Wildfire crews  responded and doused the flames before they could  spread further.

Late last week,   with the forecast predicting hot dry conditions for this week and next, the  Wildfire Branch of the Ministry of Forests  indicated  the scene was being set for “volatile” conditions.  

“The forecast  was for all sunshine ,  but that has changed” says  PG Fire Centre  Information Officer Amanda Reynolds ” a low pressure system has moved in and that  should bring some rain, but we are keeping ourselves prepared.”

There is a possibility of thunderstorms  and  that means lightning “We are keeping a close eye on the weather” says Reynolds.  Lightning  strikes  spark  about 60% of all wildfires in B.C.




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