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Wildfires a possibility this weekend with dry weather ahead

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With hot and dry weather forecasted this weekend for a lot of parts of BC, the BC Wildfire Service is preparing for the possibility of forest fire activity, especially with gusty winds also in the forecast.

The Wildfire Service is also urging anyone in the backcountry to use extra caution.

With 873 fires that have been responded to since April 1st, 403 were human caused. The Wildfire Service says that human-caused fires are completely preventable and takes away from the Wildfire Service attending to other fires that need attention.

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The fire rating right now is “moderate” to “high” in most of the province, with many pockets being labelled as “extreme”.

Campfires are currently prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, and Category 2 fires which are defined as smaller than two metres high and three metres wide, and Category 3 open fires are banned in many parts of BC to help reduce the risk of wildfires.

Here at the Prince George Fire Centre, the prohibition on Category 2 fires, went into effect at noon on Thursday, Aug. 18th across the entire Prince George Fire Centre. The ban will remain in effect until Sept. 30th, or until otherwise notified. Campfires are still permitted.

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