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Ten wildfires burning in northern B.C.

Wildfire season is underway in the North with two fires in the Prince George Fire Centre area, five in the Cariboo, and three in the Northwest.

The largest fire is the Shag Creek fire located on the border between the Prince George and Cariboo fire centre areas. The lightning-caused fire is 12,284 hectares in size and is a leftover from 2018. The fire is classed as ‘active’ but being held.

The Bald Face Mountain fire, also in the Cariboo, is pegged at 10,687 hectares and is also lightning-caused and is also a 2018 wildfire.

The Horsefly Lake fire, also from 2018, is pegged at 1,255 hectares. The Wilderness Lake fire is listed at 1,386 hectares.  The Tellot Creek fire in the Cariboo is listed at 0.30 hectares.

The two fires in the Prince George Fire Centre area are both in the northeast. The Moberly Lake fire is listed at 0.20 hectares in size. The Hudson’s Hope Dump fire is also listed at 0.20 hectares in size.

In the Northwest Fire Centre area, the human-caused Eakin Settlement Road fire near Burns Lake is listed at 0.01 hectares in size. The human-caused Morgan Road fire near Telkwa is also 0.01 hectares in size. The Kitwanga back road fire, 13 kilometres outside of Hazelton is five hectares in size.

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