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October 27, 2017 4:53 pm

Wildfire at Pidherny

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 4:21 PM

Prince George, B.C. –  The Pidherny trail off North Nechako  Road has been closed  as  crews  deal with a wildfire.

The actual size of the fire is .2  of a hectares.

Smoke was first spotted around 2:30 this afternoon.

Initial response was by the Prince George Fire Rescue but  B.C. Wildfire Service  is now on scene to assist.      Pilot Mountain Volunteer Fire Department is on scene,  and  is expected to take command  as the fire is listed as being in  their area.

A helicopter has been  dumping water on the blaze ,” It has since left the scene  so that’s a good sign” says PG Fire Centre’s Amanda Reynolds.  Four Prince George Fire Centre  firefighters are on scene  and are prepared to assist if  the Pilot Mountain  Fire Department requests  their  help.

Reynolds says  since there  hasn’t been any lightning in the area,  it is likely this  fire was human caused,

We will post further details as they become available.



a HUGE thank you to the 250 staff for the speedy news delivery! Quite concerning this afternoon to be watering the garden and realize that there is a helicopter working picking up water nearby then flying over our house with the bucket still down. A quick run inside the house and the answer was here. Thankfully the helo was likely headed back to base when flying over and we are not in the line of something more scary.

    Pretty awesome aren’t they, fire crews and 250.

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