Wildfire smoke prompts air quality advisory in Prince George
A lot of smoke is visible right now throughout the Prince George Fire Centre. Based on wind patterns, the smoke is coming from two large fires in the Fort Nelson area and from the Northwest Territories and Alberta, according to fire information officer Jillian Chimko.
The smoke has prompted an air quality advisory for Prince George.
The smoke is thicker in the northern portions of the fire centre around Fort Nelson and Fort St. John. For information on air quality readings, visit http://www.bcairquality.ca/readings/index.html
The Prince George Fire Centre responded to nine fires this weekend, all of which were caused by lightning. Six of them are spot-sized fires and the largest is 2.5 hectares. Four fires have been extinguished and the other five are in mop-up or patrol stages.
The public assisted greatly in locating many of the fires from this past weekend and the Prince George Fire Centre would like to thank the public for continuing to report wildfires.
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, please call *5555 on your cell phone or call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free.