The month of April creating wildfire conditions in the Peace Region

first_imgOne of the fires was near Beatton River Park and the other near Mile 24 of the Alaska Highway.“Generally April, especially in your neck of the woods, is our driest month of the year – especially for grass and things like that,” says Kelsh. “People are starting to do their burning and we’ve had a very windy April as well.”Kelsh says a recent concern of a wildfire near Wilder Creek turned out to be a resident burning on private property and was not a threat.- Advertisement -“They were in compliance and they had their burn registration numbers and all the resources on hand – so we just checked it out and left.”Kelsh concludes by reminding residents that wildfire season is upon us, and if the right equipment is not available, the wind and dry conditions can easily result in a grass fire escaping its perimeter.last_img read more