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Premier urges British Columbians to prevent forest fires

Premier Christy Clark is reminding British Columbians to do their part in preventing forest fires this long weekend.

Clark got an update on the Little Bobtail Lake wildfire while visiting Prince George on Friday morning.

The first major wildfire of the season has burned about 130 square kilometres so far as crews try to control it from the ground and the air.

The Forests Ministry says small campfires are currently permitted throughout B.C., with the maximum allowable size of 0.5 metres wide by 0.5 metres high.

Almost half of all wildfires in the province are caused by people, and the Wildfire Management Branch says resources are unnecessarily tied up to deal with them.

Hot, dry weather, with unseasonably high temperatures, are creating a risk for more wildfires in some parts of B.C.

 

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