Weather Gives Firefighters a Break
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 .