99% of hectares burned in BC this year coming from PG Fire Centre

By Brendan Pawliw
My Prince George Now
May 28, 2024
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

PRINCE GEORGE, BC — Another wildfire has popped up in the Fort Nelson area – this after the Evacuation Order for the Parker Lake Wildfire was rescinded by the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. Even though the Parker Lake blaze is now being held, a holdover fire from the weekend is 455 hectares in size but is not a threat to the community. Information Officer, Pedro Roldan-Delgado said while much of the fire centre benefited from rain and cooler conditions during the weekend, the same could not be said for the Peace Region. …The Prince George Fire Centre responded to two other new starts, which were less than a hectare in size over the weekend and have since been extinguished. Since April 1st, 183 wildfires have ignited in BC resulting in 285,070 hectares being burned – 99% of it is located in the PG Fire Centre.

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