Fires burn and smoke hangs over Peace, Fort Nelson
The smoke that started rolling in to the region on Friday seems to have become worse over the weekend.
Two large fires in the northern rockies and a smaller one in the Peace are fouling the air in most of the northeast.
A 100 hectare fire at Siphon Creek, east of the Doig River First Nation is being actively fought by crews. The BC Forest Service says most of the smoke hanging over the Peace is from the massive fires northeast and east of Fort Nelson.
The Pesh Fire, burning about 150 km northeast of Fort Nelson, is estimated at over 4200 hectares. It is currently the largest fire the province has seen this season. A smaller fire near Kotcho Lake, 80 km directly east of Fort Nelson, is estimated at 1750 hectares.
Both fires are categorized as 'modified response', as they are not being actively fought. Jillian Chimko with the Prince George Fire Centre says the fires are too remote and are not threatening any settlements or structures at this time.