Wildfire on North Shore of Stuart Lake
Red dot marks location of fire- image courtesy BC Wildfire Service
Prince George, B.C. – The BC Wildfire Service is battling a small, but stubborn fire at Stuart Lake.
The fire was reported earlier today and crews had a challenging time getting to the scene says PG Fire Centre’s Amanda Reynolds, “They had to access it by boat and by helicopter.”
The fire is 0.3 hectares in size “We’ve got four crews on site, the fire is 50% contained, crews are continuing to hose the fire.” She says while the fire is currently listed as being “out of control” the work of fire crews will hopefully change that status to “being held”. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Meantime, the wildfire near Williston Lake, along the Finlay Forest Service Road, has 25 crew members on scene. “It is 30% contained and hasn’t seen any growth” says Reynolds. She says the fire is still considered “out of control” and crews continue to work on containment.