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October 27, 2017 5:22 pm

Tete Jaune Cache Fire “Challenging”

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 11:44 AM

Fire east of Tete Jaune Cache, image courtesy BC Wildfire Service

Prince George, B.C. – Although firefighting crews have  made progress on the  wildfire  5kms east of Tete Jaune Cache,  the blaze  is  a difficult one to  battle says  Fire Information Officer Erin Catherall.“The terrain is  quite steep,  so  it is challenging” says Catherall.

The  blaze  covers about 574 hectares and is 80% contained.  Catherall  says the fire is “being held” meaning the fire is not likely to grow beyond its current size.

“We have 94 firefighters on scene  and  2 helicopters,  so  we hope to make good progress by this weekend.”

The fire started when a tree fell  on to a power line.



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