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Fire Crews Continue to Make Progress in the Peace

Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Fire crews are expecting more help from mother nature this weekend.

Amanda Reynolds, fire information officer with the Prince George Fire Centre, says the forecast is calling for 15-20 millimetres of rain in the northeast region between tonight and tomorrow.

She says the favourable conditions have allowed fire crews to pull back a bit.

“Yeah, they’re starting to pull crews off, especially if they do get the amount of rain that’s predicted – it’s just not safe for the crews to be working, they can’t access the road.”

She says the Beatton Airport Road fire is just over 15,700 hectares and 90% contained while the 85,300-hectare Siphon Creek fire is 40% contained.

Reynolds says there are currently 34 fires burning in the Prince George Fire Centre – 27 of those in the Peace.


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