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Five ‘wildfires of note’ in PG Fire Centre area

While much of the attention has been focused on fires in the Cariboo, the Prince George Fire Centre area has been battling blazes as well.

There are five ‘wildfires of note’ in the Prince George Fire Centre area.

A 55-hectare fire northeast of Carp Lake is now listed as contained. The status of this fire is now ‘being held’ which indicates that sufficient suppression action has been taken that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing or predetermined boundaries. Crews have been making good progress on this fire.

There are 20 firefighters and one helicopter battling the blaze.

A 1,340-hectare fire west of Tatelkuz Lake, on the Kluskus Forest Service road is out of control, but is now 10 per cent contained. Crews conducted burn off operations to help with guard and containment lines. If weather conditions are favourable burn off operations are planned.

This fire has 20 firefighters, three officers, six pieces of heavy equipment currently on scene. Current objectives are to protect wildland structures and private property.

A 1,900-hectare fire at Big Bend Creek, also along the Kluskus Forest Service Road, is also out of control. Crews continue to work on establishing containment lines around the fire. On scene today on the fire is one officer, two helicopters, and seven pieces of heavy equipment.

A 250-hectare fire at Grizzly Lake, west of Bobtail Lake, is ‘being held’ which indicates that sufficient suppression action has been taken that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing or predetermined boundaries. Crews have made good progress on this fire yesterday and the fire is now 85 per cent contained at this time.

There are 20 firefighters on scene with two pieces of heavy equipment, and one helicopter. Crews have made great progress on this fire and will continue creating guard and working towards 100 per cent containment.

An 1,800-hectare fire 10 kilometres north of Fort Fraser is 50 per cent contained but is still currently out of control. Crews made good progress on this fire yesterday. Water skimmers and water tankers were working on the fire throughout the help helping firefighters with suppression efforts.

This fire currently has 27 firefighters, two officers, one helicopter and 12 pieces of heavy equipment.

 

 

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