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Weather Gives Firefighters a Break

Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 8:51 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  Calm winds,  cooler temperatures and high humidity have helped to give  Little Bobtail Lake firefighters  a break.The fire, which has been raging for  a week and has ravaged 24 thousand hectares was whipped up  by  windy conditions on Saturday  resulted in  firefighters losing some of the ground they had gained on the blaze, Containment of the  fire  was reduced  to 15% , down from 20% .

This morning,  the  blaze remains 15% contained and it has not grown in size .The current weather pattern may continue over the next couple days. The chance of precipitation is forecasted starting today until Thursday, with the likelihood increasing every day. However, forest fuels are still very dry and it will take an ample amount of moisture to decrease the fire risk. Areas of activity yesterday included the northwest corner, the southwest corner going towards Grizzly Lake and the southeast towards Bobtail Mountain.

Meantime, evacuation orders for  about 80 people and evacuation alerts  for many more  remain in place .

The BC Wildfire Management Branch says the fire  continues to move away from Cluculz Lake and Highway 16 .



What we need about now is a really good rainstorm over the whole area. Not too much though, we don’t want flooding as well.

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