CHETWYND -- A wildfire that broke out Friday morning in Hasler Flats is now being classified as being held, according to the Prince George Fire Centre.

In an update Monday morning, the fire centre says the B.C. Wildfire Service has assessed the situation and that suppression efforts continue today.

The fire, believed to be human caused, was discovered Friday morning in a forested area 25 kilometres southwest of Chetwynd near the Hasler Creek Forest Service Road. 

The fire is currently burning a path estimated to be eight hectares in size, says the B.C. Wildfire Service.

With snow and artic winds pummeling the Peace Region over the weekend, Information Officer Valerie Lucas of the Prince George Wildfire Centre says, that although there is snow in the area, conditions in the Peace Region continue to be unseasonably warm and dry.

“It is not uncommon to see fires start at any time of year if the site conditions, including weather, snowpack, amount of fuel available in the area, are conducive to ignition and spread,” said  Lucas.

The B.C. Wildfire Service says the fire does not currently present a threat to nearby communities and have not issued alerts or evacuation orders for the area.