The Northwest Fire Centre wants remind everyone to extinguish their campfires.

Fire centre urges common sense in northwestern BC

Eight campfires were left abandoned over the Canada Day weekend.

As summer is officially underway, and more people are out camping, the provincial Northwest Fire Centre in Smithers says people should use common sense when it comes to campfires.

Over the Canada Day long weekend, the fire centre responded to eight incidents where campfires were abandoned.

“We would like to remind the public they can’t leave their fires unattended,” Suzanne Pearce, communications officer for the Northwest Fire Centre said.

“Please extinguish them.”

With warm weather expected to last well into the weekend, Pearce said there is a reasonable risk of fire in the Terrace region.

However, along the Yukon boarder the fire risk remains extreme. Currently there is a 250 hectare fire burning west of Mount Edziza which Pearce said is not threatening any infrastructure, but the fire centre issued a modified response and is monitoring it.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

District of Stewart receives funding for food security

Stewart is one of 54 B.C. municipalities to split $1.4 million

Scientists produce extensive map of Tseax Volcano, lava flow

Volcano had been studied previously, but never in such detail

Skeena MLA advocates for small LNG project in Terrace

Many questions unanswered about project, say opponents

B.C. government eyes antlerless moose harvest increase in bid to save caribou

Antlerless moose hunts reduce predation for threatened mountain caribou, says ministry

If Trudeau won’t stand up to Trump, how will regular people: Singh

Trudeau did not directly answer a question about Trump’s actions amid protests

Facing changes together: your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

B.C. ranchers, lodge operators say Indigenous land title shuts them out

Tsilhqot’in jurisdiction affects grazing, access to private property

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

Greater Victoria drive-thru window smashed after man receives burger without mustard

Greater Victoria Wendy’s staff call police after man allegedly rips Plexiglas barrier off window

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

Murder charge upgraded in George Floyd case, 3 other cops charged

Floyd’s family and protesters have repeatedly called for criminal charges against all four officers

Young killer whale untangles itself from trap line off Nanaimo shore

DFO marine mammal rescue unit was en route as whale broke free from prawn trap line

Racist incident shocks Vancouver Island First Nation

Port Alberni RCMP investigating after video shows truck wheeling through Tseshaht territory

Most Read