High temperatures and low precipitation creating wildfire problems and farmer woes

first_imgHowever, the biggest fire of interest in the Rocky Mountain region of Alberta, covering an estimated 1,500 hectares west of Nordegg, not far from Banff National Park. The predicted Fort St. John high today is 28 and tomorrow it is expected to reach 30.The low precipitation continues to raise crop and wildfire concerns across the area, as the total for the first 6 days of July is less than 3 millimeters, coupled with the May – June  precipitation total of less than 50 per cent of the norm.The Prince George Fire Centre is still locked at the top of the provincial list in terms of confirmed wildfires and burn acreage this season.- Advertisement -The latest report yesterday from the Wildfire Management Branch puts the number of fires discovered in the Prince George Centre since the first of April at 127.That’s 12 more than the Kamloops Centre and more than double the totals of each of the other four centres.Meantime, the burn total in the Prince George Centre is up to 4,960 hectares, 86 percent of the province-wide total.Advertisementlast_img read more