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New wildfires in the Fort Nelson Fire Zone

The past 48 hours saw a slew of new fires in the Fort Nelson Fire Zone.

Only two of the fires though are over 200 hectares in size, and all but one were started by lighting.

None of the fires are threatening any structures, and are being closely monitored.

Smoke from the fires may be seen in Fort Nelson, and by the Alaska Highway.

Only the Thetlaandoa Creek fire, located 100km northeast of Fort Nelson and 120 hectares in size, is considered very active with fire officers on route to assess the situation.

The Wildfire Centre reminds people that open fires larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide are currently prohibited across the Prince George Fire Centre.

Campfires are permitted but must be fully extinguished with the ashes cold to the touch before leaving the area for any amount of time.

The fire danger rating is currently “high” to “extreme” through the entire Fort Nelson Fire Zone.

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