To add to the fires in the area - a dry cold front is forecast to track southward across the Fort Nelson zone into the Fort St. John zone this afternoon.
"Winds are expected to shift to a northerly direction, with estimated wind speeds of 25 to 40 km/hour with gusts reaching or exceeding 60 km/hour locally. There is a possibility of dry lightning to accompany this cold front," note weather officials this afternoon.
With this shift in wind, increased smoke is also expected to move towards Fort St. John and other communities in the Dawson Creek and Fort St. John zones. Smoke will be highly visible across these regions this afternoon and into the evening.
Individuals in the vicinity of existing wildfires are encouraged to stay alert and aware of the current wildfire situation. Fire behaviour is expected to increase as a result of the winds, and current and forecasted weather, including the persistent dry conditions throughout the Peace region.
For more updates on the current wildfire situation, please visit BCWildfire.ca.