Fort St. John and Fort Nelson fire danger ratings likely to decrease

However, it’s expected to be warm and dry west of the Rockies, and ratings in the rest of the Prince George Fire Centre are expected to increase.  

The Wildfire Management Branch warns that it’s easier for fires to start when forests and grasslands dry out, so, “any source of heat, such as machinery exhaust or cigarettes, can start a fire in these conditions.”

It also notes that there is no lighting in the forecast for the southern region of the Fire Centre, so any new fires would be human-caused and therefore preventable.