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Rain to Aid Fire Crews in the Peace

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Welcome news for fire crews up North.

After a few days of warm and dry weather, rain is in the forecast for B.C.’s Peace region.

“The weather forecaster at the fire centre here has told us Wednesday or Thursday,” says Amanda Reynolds, fire information officer with the Prince George Fire Centre. “We’re hoping the rain can help out with these fires.”

Those fires of course are the three fires of note, including the largest, the Siphon Creek fire which remains at 85,300 hectares (62,700 hectares on the B.C. side) and 40% containment.

She says the Beatton Airport Road fire is still 80% contained and 15,460 hectares while the Halfway River fire is 5,633 hectares and 70% contained.

Progress on fighting the fires has allowed the Peace River Regional District to lift all evacuation orders and alerts in the region.

Reynolds says the cause of the three fires remain under investigation.


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