Crews battle fire east of Takla Lake

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the Purvis Lake wildfire which is 20km east of Takla Lake in the Prince George Fire Centre.

The fire is an estimated 1,450 hectares in size and was exhibiting aggressive fire behaviour yesterday. Due to its proximity to the Driftwood FSR the road is now closed effective immediately south of Nation Lakes Park to the intersection of the Leo Creek FSR. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an Evacuation Order for the area. More information about the Evacuation Order can be found here: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

Due to current weather conditions, smoke from fires in the Vanderhoof / Fort St James Zone, and fires in the Northwest Fire Centre, is settling in the region and not moving. These smoky conditions can be expected for the next few days. 

For more information on the Smoky Skies Bulletin issued by Environment Canada visithttp://ow.ly/cQax30lhhK4.