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Forest Service responds to multiple wildfires in the last 24 hours

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Prince 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.

Grassfire hazards are present in many areas of the Prince George Fire Centre and members of the public are reminded 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. Homeowners and industry personnel are encouraged to visit the

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Wildfire Management Branch website with burning tips at www.bcwildfire.ca/Prevention

Before conducting any burn, also check with your local fire department, municipality and regional district to see if any open burning restrictions or bylaws are in effect.

 

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