Seven new wildfires in Prince George region

PRINCE GEORGE – The Wildfire Management Branch has responded to seven new wildfires in the Prince George Fire Centre over the past 24 hours. It’s suspected that all of these fires were caused by people.

FirePrince George Fire Centre crews helped several local fire departments deal with escaped yard fires and also responded to multiple wildfires resulting from poorly planned or inadequately monitored open burns.

The fire centre said grassfire hazards are present in many areas and reminded the public to be extremely cautious when using fire to clean up their properties.

“Although clearing and burning activities at this time of year can mitigate interface wildfire risks, any open burning must be done safely.”

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