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October 27, 2017 5:18 pm

Tete Jaune Cache Fire Contained, Controlled

Saturday, June 3, 2017 @ 6:53 AM

Aerial view of fire site on north side of Highway 16, 5 kms east of Tete Jaune Cache. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service

Prince George, B.C. – The lone wildfire of note in the province is now fully under control and 100 percent contained.

The BC Wildfire Service indicates that the Tete Jaune Cache Fire, which broke out on the north side of Highway 16, 5 kilometres east of that community on May 23rd, has received sufficient suppression action to ensure it will not spread any further.  At the height of the fire there were 94 firefighters and two helicopters working to put the fire out.

The fire started after a tree fell onto a power line.  No structures were threatened as it was not an interface fire.  It burned through 574 hectares of forest.


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