“The cooler and wetter weather conditions have also led to decreased fire activity on the Forres Mountain wildfire and the Tenakihi-Mesilionka Complex wildfire,” Fire Information officer, Jill Kelsh said. “This has prompted the rescinding of an existing area restriction around these fires and the lifting of the Peace River Regional District’s evacuation alert for the community of Tsah Key Dene.”
Homeowners and industry personnel are encouraged to visit the Wildfire Management Branch website at www.bcwildfire.ca/Prevention for more information and to take the following precautions:
- Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping.
- Do not burn during windy conditions. Weather conditions can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires.
- Create a fireguard at least one metre around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material.
- Never leave a fire unattended.
- Make sure that your fire is completely extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before you leave the area for any length of time.
- People planning to conduct an open burn should also check with their local fire department, municipality and regional district to see if they have any open burning restrictions or bylaws in place.
People planning to conduct an open burn should also check with their local fire department, municipality and regional district to see if they have any open burning restrictions or bylaws in place.