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October 27, 2017 4:58 pm

Fires ‘Contained’ says BC Wildfire Service

Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Prince George, B.C. – There is good news on the small  wildfire  21 kms west of Prince George.

The fire,  which is about 10 kms west of Reid Lake  is 100% contained.  That fire,  which was noted  Friday evening,  has been  held to 3 hectares.  “”Due to the hard work of our firefighters,  it is 100%contained” says Ryan Turcott of the BC Wildfire Service  ” Six firefighters remain on site actioning  the blaze, but there aren’t any further concerns at this  point.”

La La Hache area fire- image courtesy BC Wildfire Service

Meantime,  the  36 hectare fire  west of Lac La Hache is  listed as being 100% contained, but Turcott says that fire is still being classified as ‘out  of control’.  ” We’re not considering it as being ‘held’ yet  because although there are control lines 100% around the fire,  just the way  it’s behaving right now, we’re not 100% confident that it won’t spread  beyond those control lines that have been set up.”

So at this point,   crews  are working to reinforce the control  lines around that  Lac La Hache area fire .

There were seven new fires reported throughout  the Province overnight including two that were detected this morning, one in the Coastal  Fire Centre region, the other in the Cariboo Fire Centre region.   There are no immediate details  available on  the new  fires.


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