10 New Fire Starts Over the Weekend
Prince George, B.C. – A busy weekend for crews in the Prince George Fire Centre.
Fire information officer Amanda Reynolds says there were 10 new fire starts – nine of them caused by lightning.
“The other was human-caused – it was a pile burning out in the Robson Valley which is now out. Someone had improperly extinguished it so we went in with an air tanker on Saturday and it was out the next day.”
She says three of the lightning caused fires were near Prince George but says those and the others have since been extinguished.
Reynolds adds Northerners were vigilant with their fire use considering no abandoned campfires were found in the Prince George Fire Centre.
“No, we really appreciate the public in being very diligent over this long weekend.”
She notes that’s quite impressive considering there were 32 abandoned campfires found in the Southeast Fire Centre over the same time period.