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Tete Jaune Cache fire not likely to grow

Forest fire near Tete Jaune Cache. BC Forest Service photo
Forest fire near Tete Jaune Cache. BC Forest Service photo

The forest fire near Tete Jaune Cache has grown to 574 hectares and is zero per cent contained.

However, the fire is currently being held, which indicates that sufficient suppression action has been taken, that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing or predetermined boundaries under the current and forecasted conditions.

The fire started May 23 when a tree fell on a power line.

The fire is located on the south aspect, north of Highway 16 approximately five kilometres east of Tete Jaune Cache. The incident took substantial precipitation on Tuesday night that has currently reduced any significant fire behaviour.
BC Wildfire Service has 94 firefighters on scene and crews are continuing to make good progress on the fire creating hand guard and fuel free areas between the fire line and adjacent fuels on the south, east, and west flank.
Two helicopters will be on scene continuing bucketing the fire.
The public is advised to be cautious due to smoke in the valley, and to check http://www.drivebc.ca/ for road conditions.

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