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Multiple early season wildfires are burning in the Cariboo and Prince George regions of B.C

QUESNEL, BC – Wildfire season is off to an early start in British Columbia’s central Interior and Cariboo regions. The BC Wildfire Service is reporting multiple wildfires south of Quesnel and east of Vanderhoof.

QUESNEL, BC – Wildfire season is off to an early start in British Columbia’s central Interior and Cariboo regions.

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting multiple wildfires south of Quesnel and east of Vanderhoof.

The Wildfire Service says the largest of the fires is the Burgess Creek wildfire, located about 45 kilometers south of Quesnel and currently estimated to be about 50 hectares in size.

The Prince George Fire Center is reporting two wildfires approximately eight hectares in size, about four kilometers east of Vanderhoof.

The Wildfire Service reports 112 active wildfires in B.C., with nine new fires in the past 24 hours and none listed as significant fires.

The BC government says last year’s wildfire season was the most destructive in the province’s history. More than 2.84 million hectares of forest and land burned and tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2024.

The Canadian Press