Wildfires didn’t take the Victoria Day Monday holiday off. Eight new fires were sparked in the Prince George Fire Centre area yesterday, bringing the number of fires in the region since April 1 to 61.
The largest fire started Monday is 140 hectares in size at Milligan Hills, north of Fort St. John. It is listed as being out of control.
The other fires started Monday are all under 10 hectares in size and are at: Chlotapecta Creek, Falk Creek mouth, Muskwa River (a second blaze in that area), 20 kilometres southwest of Tetsa, five miles southeast of Steamboat Mountain, and four miles southeast of Steamboat Mountain, two fires at Buckinghorse, and north of Aiken Creek. The fires are mostly northwest of Fort St. John and southeast of Fort Nelson.
The largest wildfire in the Prince George Fire Centre area is the first fire in the Muskwa River area, which started May 9, and is listed at 530 hectares. The B.C. Wildfire Service lists the fire as “being held.”