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Warm weather across BC over the holiday weekend hasn't sparked any major wildfire activity yet.
Four large fires are now being fought in the northeast corner of BC, but Erin Ctherall with the Wildfire Management Branch says the risk is increasing elsewhere.
"The current fire danger rating for BC is moderate to high. We have seen some patches of extreme in the Prince George, Northwest, Coastal, Cariboo and Kamloops fire centres."
The branch issued a long weekend advisory asking all campers to make sure any fires are kept small and never left unattended.
It seems to be working: of the six new fires sparked, only two were caused by humans.
So far this season, close to half of the 703 wildfires recorded in BC were human-caused.
More than 16-thousand of the nearly 18-thousand hectares burned have been in the Prince George region.