Progress Being Made on Sutherland Road Fire
Prince George, B.C. – With most media outlets focusing attention on the fires devastating the Cariboo, and the evacuation of thousands from that region, there has been little said about the blaze that has been raging in the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako.
The Sutherland Road fire, north of Fort Fraser, is estimated to be 1590 hectares in size, and while 90% contained, it is still listed as “out of control”. An evacuation alert and restricted access order remain in place in that area.
Then there is the Big Bend Creek Fire, ( Finger Lake/Tatuk Lake area) . It is estimated to be 2,062 hectares in size. This fire did see some increased activity yesterday. The BC Wildfire Service says while this fire is 90% guarded, it is not “contained”.