Forecasted weather conditions expected to increase fire activity

PRINCE GEORGE â€“ Weather conditions across the Prince George Fire Centre continue to be warm, dry and sunny accompanied by moderate winds in all zones. Today winds are expected to increase in advance of an upper trough forecast to move across northern B.C., bringing a noticeable weather pattern change with a drop in temperatures and shift in wind direction.

Throughout Monday, zones east of the Rockies will see a significant increase in wind speeds with strong gusts possible, while winds in the zones west of the Rockies ease up slightly. Winds are expected to ease on Tuesday, however Wednesday is forecast to be a windy day across the entirety of the Fire Centre, especially east of the Rockies, where they will be moderate-to-strong. Conditions on Thursday see a return of warming and drying for the Fire Centre.

These winds, together with persistent drought conditions, little-to-no forecasted precipitation and continued warm and sunny days will lead to an increase in wildfire activity and smoke visibility across the region. Individuals in the vicinity of existing wildfires are encouraged to stay alert and aware of the current wildfire situation as wildfires are dynamic and conditions may change rapidly.

Current wildfire evacuation advisories are available online through EmergencyInfoBC. Individuals are also encouraged to know which regional district or local authority they are located in and to familiarize themselves with their communication channels.

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Residents and travellers are also advised to check for the most up-to-date bans and restrictions for their area. The Prince George Fire Centre currently has three active area restrictions as well as a partial Category 1 (campfire) ban in effect for the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Mackenzie and Fort Nelson zones. More information, and maps of effected areas, are available online.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, please call 1-800-663-5555 (toll-free), *5555 on a cell phone, or directly through the BC Wildfire Service mobile app.

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