FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — While the B.C. Central and Southern Interior is being ravaged by wildfires, closer to home a series of thunderstorms on Friday and Sunday resulted in heavy rains that helped to decrease the wildfire danger rating in the B.C. Peace Region.
According to the B.C. Wildfire Service, there are only 4 wildfires that are burning within the boundaries of the Peace River Regional District. One of the fires is located northwest of Gwillim Lake, one is burning in Monkman Provincial Park south of Kinuseo Falls, while the other two are located on the east and west shores of Williston Lake. The Wildfire Service says that lightning is suspected of causing of all four of those fires.
Storms on Friday and Sunday brought localized downpours here in the Peace. As of noon Sunday, the wildfire danger rating in Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, and Chetwynd was low, while the danger in Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge was moderate. The only area with a high danger rating in the Peace Region was in Pink Mountain, with a fire danger rating of ‘high,’ but the Wildfire Service was forecasting the danger to fall to ‘moderate’ on Monday and Tuesday.