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In the most northeastern part of the province, the rating still ranges from moderate to high, with several large wildfires still burning.

Land within municipal boundaries is not affected, as local fire stations set forest fire prevention bylaws. However, anyone burning any material, piled or unpiled, more than two metres in height or three metres in width, and stubble or grass fires over an area of 2,000 square metres must still first obtain a burn registration number. Campfires must still be less than a half-metre wide by a half-metre tall.

In total, the Prince George Fire Centre has responded to 383 fires since April 1, 2012. While that number is only the second highest for a region in the province, the total area burned is vastly higher than the rest of the province combined. In total, 69,670 hectares of land in the Prince George Fire Centre have been scorched, compared to 18,815 in the rest of B.C.

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