Friday, June 2, 2023

Terrace region turns attention from Floods to risks of Wildfires, as June sets stage for warmer and drier conditions

Just shot of two weeks after they last had to hear about the potential for flooding in the Skeena reign, residents of Terrace are being reminded to be alert to the dangers of Wildfire risk.

The last advisory on the Status for flooding on the Skeena and  area tributaries came on May 23, bringing an end to the watchful times for the area when it comes to rising water.

Today however comes the first advisory of the year from the BC Wildfire Service, which alerts residents of the Terrace region towards heightened conditions in area forests, with much of the Northwest currently listed as a High Risk.

You can access the updated conditions for the Northwest daily from the BC Wildfire Service website, with a range of material to explore as you dig into their information portal.

In May Firefighters in the Terrace tackled a fire near Rosewood, while Kitimat also had a situation to deal on the outskirts of the city.

The province also notes how we can provide for a line of defence for fire fighters in BC, that by reporting any wildfires, or unattended campfires that we may see.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone or download the BC Wildfire Service app

The mobile app allows individuals to submit photos along with their report which helps inform BC Wildfire Service operational decision-making. Information on the Wildfire App can be found below:

Apple Store link
Google Play Store link

More helpful information toward safety in the outdoors can be reviewed here.

Not everyone is out of the risk yet for floods however, the Thaltan territory in the Stikine Region is currently the focus of a High Stream Advisory following some heavy rains in the area.

To track the latest wildfire information for the Northwest see our archive page here.

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