FILE – A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)

UPDATE: Bear startled by dog attacks two women in northern B.C.

BC Conservation Officer Services says the incident happened on a logging road in Prince George

Two women were taken to hospital with unknown injuries after a bear attack on a logging road near Prince George on Tuesday (June 17), the BC Conservation Officer Service says.

Several conservation officers were in the area investigating the incident, Conservation officer Chris Doyle announced during a news conference Wednesday.

In an update Thursday, conservation officers announced they believed it to have been a defensive attack, after one of the women’s dogs startled the bear while it was eating.

The service said officers would not be attempting to capture the bear at this time.

ALSO READ: Young black bear found shot, illegally dumped on Haida Gwaii

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