Bobtail Lake Fire Reaches 3,500 Hectares
Prince George, B.C. – The Little Bobtail Lake fire is now 3,500 hectares in size.
Located 2.5 km south of Norman Lake, and 50 km southwest of Prince George, that’s up from 2,700 hectares on Monday.
“The fire was less aggressive last night due to still winds and cooler temperatures,” reads a statement from the BC Wildfire Management Branch. “There was slight growth on all flanks but no significant growth occurred.”
120 firefighters, five helicopters, and eight pieces of heavy equipment are on site. A Structural Protection Unit with specialist and crew are also on scene, “putting structure protection in the most advantageous locations.”
In addition, an Incident Management Team arrived this morning. The fire has placed 80 people under evacuation order, including 11 in the Norman Lake area.
Regional District of Fraser Fort George (RDFFG) spokesperson Renee McCloskey says the 11 people in the Norman Lake area have all registered with the RDFFG office and are receiving 72 hour emergency lodging.
She encourages people living in the evacuation alert area around Bednesti Lake, Berman
Lake, and Dahl Lake Road to “prepare themselves in the event an evacuation order is required.”
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The cause of the fire is still under investigation.