FORT ST. JOHN -- Three new wildfires have been discovered south of Peejay, just over 80 kilometres north of Fort St. John.

Two of the three fires are currently burning out of control, while another is listed as under control.

All three wildfires are located within kilometres of each other, but currently remain relatively small.

The largest of the out of control wildfires is being measured at eight hectares, according to the latest information from the BC Wildfire Service, with the second measured at three hectares.

“With fire G80468 being so close, we are supporting both fires with 21 fire fighters, Heavy Equipment, and one helicopter supporting ground crews,” said the BC Wildfire Service.

The Prince George Fire Centre adds that more fire fighters have been requested to help contain the blaze.

The smallest of the three fires in a forested area of black spruce trees is now listed as under control, according the BC Wildfire Service.

It grew to an estimated 0.2 hectares in size before being contained by a full response and para-attack crew.

Video posted to social media shows a water bomber tackling one of the fires.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, lightening is the suspected cause of all three fires. 

This is a developing story, CJDC-TV will continue to provide updates as we receive more information.