Second incident management team deployed to combat wildfires in Prince George Fire Centre

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May 17, 2024 – Caitlin Coombes/

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – During a press briefing on the wildfire situation in the northeast, Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bowinn Ma announced the mobilization of a second incident management team to combat fires with the Prince George Fire Centre.

“This secondary incident management team has been deployed to ensure the proper resources are being utilized to suppress fires in the more remote regions of the province,” Ma said.

For the Parker Lake and Patry Creek wildfires near Fort Nelson, BC Wildfire Service has deployed 131 firefighters, 19 aircraft and water air tankers, 25 pieces of heavy equipment, and 61 structure protection personnel and equipment.

Structural protection crews are also travelling to protect structures threatened by the Doig River wildfire, which is now “being held.”

According to the BC Wildfire Service, as of May 17th, the Parker Lake wildfire was 12,329 hectares in size, the Patry Creek wildfire was 71,818 hectares, and the Doig Creek wildfire was 650 hectares.

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