Northeast B.C. wildfire update — May 14

There are seven fires in Northeast B.C. listed and being monitored by the BC Wildfire Service today.

The largest is near the Cameron River at an estimated 300 hectares. BC Wildfire Service firefighters are on scene.

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There is an estimated 50-hectare fire south of Nig Creek that is being held. The suspected cause was a person.

At Hay River, there is an estimated 17-hectare fire, believed to have been caused by lightning.

There are a number of other smaller fires listed in the area, including one southeast of Fort Nelson under control at half a hectare and believed to have been caused by lightning.

There are two more near Dawson Creek and Groundbirch, both of which were discovered today and are at less than half a hectare. Both are believed to have been caused by people.

There is also one near Hudson's Hope and the Willison Reservoir, but no update is available. It's believed to have been caused by a person.

The fire danger rating is moderate to high throughout the Northeast.

The forecast calls for cooler, cloudy weather throughout the week, with a chance of rain on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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