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Two new forest fires


The Prince George Fire Centre is reporting two new fires in the Peace Region discovered last night.

The first, a 6.5 hectare fire just south of Taylor, is currently being actioned by an air tanker, but is reported to be under control.

The second, an 18 hectare blaze right at the junction of the Peace River and the Halfway river, is also under control, and in the mop up phase.

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All of the fires currently burning in this province are reported to be under control, including that one thousand hectare blaze near 70 mile house, and a 125 hectare blaze near Allison Lake, but conditions remain very dry, with minimal precipitation expected until at least the weekend.

The Prince George Fire centre reports responding to ten fires since the weekend, all of them now either completely extinguished, or under control, but all of them, human caused.

You are urged to use extreme caution whenever involved in fires, particularly spring grass burns, and always have tools ready in case a fire gets out of hand.

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