Wildfire activity in B.C. anticipated to extend into September

By Ministry of Forests
Government of British Columbia
September 1, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

British Columbians should remain alert to the threat of wildfires as conditions remain warm and dry throughout September. Seasonal and above-seasonal temperatures forecast for September mean that wildfire risk remains a concern throughout the province. New wildfire starts are anticipated, however, the BC Wildfire Service has adequate resources and is prepared to activate additional resources if required. As of Aug. 31, 2022, there were 182 active wildfires in the province. There is currently one wildfire of note, the Fat Dog Creek wildfire (V12147) in EC Manning Provincial Park. The BC Wildfire Service is also responding to a wildfire five kilometres southwest of the Hudson’s Hope bridge in the Prince George Fire Centre. Since April 1, 2022, there have been 1,355 wildfires in B.C. that have resulted in 43,000 hectares burned. As many as 75% of the fire starts can be attributed to lightning. …B.C. is currently experiencing one of the lowest human-caused wildfire seasons since 1950. 

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