Weekend Lightning sparks small fires in Northwest

John Crawford
08/04/2020

== CONTAINS UPDATED INFORMATION FROM BC WILDFIRE SERVICE ==

The BC Wildfire Service says the weekend's lightning storm resulted in a brief uptick in fire activity in the Northwest,  with 12 incidents reported and seven confirmed fires.

Five of those fires were in the Skeena Fire Zone and two in Nadina.

None of the fires grew to larger than 0.25 hectares.

By Tuesday morning, five of these fires were out and the remaining two were under control.
 
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A fire estimated at 0.2 hectares is burning about 15 kilometres northwest of Terrace near the Kalum Forest Service Road.
 
The other is near Moraine Creek, southeast of Terrace, and is estimated at about 0.1 hectares in size.
 
Both fires are listed as under control. 
 
The weekend rain reduced the fire hazard rating to between Low and Very Low in the western part of the region.
 
It's still Moderate-to-High for much of the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District.

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