Routine Fire Training at YXS

Prince George, BC- Prince George residents are being asked not to panic if they see black smoke coming from the Prince George Airport area. As part of ongoing recurrent fire training and certification, the Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) will be conducting aviation related fires in the fire training area of YXS several times over the next few weeks.

Training is scheduled to start today, Monday, September 28th from 11:30 am – 12:45pm. It’s also taking place September 30th, October 1, 6 & 13 from 11:30 am – 12:45pm as well.

These fires may produce dark smoke in and around the airport area which has, in the past, caused concern from local residents resulting in increased call volumes to your agencies.

These fires are held in self-contained training facilities under controlled circumstances and pose no threat to the public or surrounding areas.

The training will be postponed if there is a lightning storm in the area.