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Premier Clark stresses caution with fire use

Hot, dry weather, along with one of this season’s largest wildfires, has Premier Christy Clark reminding the public to do their part to prevent fires during the May long weekend.

Clark, who got a first-hand update with Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and MLA for Nechako Lakes, John Rustad, on the Little Bobtail Lake wildfire which has grown to 13,000 hectares and is believed to have been human-caused, says it’s really alarming.

“People should know how big this fire, how many people are fighting.”

“There are 120 men and women out there on the ground risking their lives to protect this province and to protect the property, the wood, the people that live here.”

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“What I hope people will notice and think about when they see this, is that we are on the edge of the May long weekend, people are going to be camping, people are going to be out in the woods, please be careful.”

Clark says there has not been a fire this big and early in the season since 1983.

Small campfires are currently permitted throughout B.C. with the maximum allowable size 0.5 meters wide by 0.5 meters high.

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