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October 27, 2017 4:48 pm

Wildfire on North Shore of Stuart Lake

Thursday, July 6, 2017 @ 3:19 PM

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.



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