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Fire Fighters Making Progress but Risk Remains

Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 2:08 PM

Fort St. John, B.C. – There has been little change since yesterday in the  Siphon Creek  wildfire and the Beatton Airport Road fire in the north east.

The Siphon Creek  fire remains  about 40% contained,  with 62,700 hectares on the BC side,  and 22,600 on the Alberta side of the border.

Beatton Airport  Road fire,   about 45 kms  north of Ft. St. John remains at 80% contained.

Evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded  for  areas  near both  fires.

Although there were significant amounts of precipitation ( some of it on the form of snow) over the past  few days,  another drying  trend is  starting which could last a  week  or more.  The BC Wildfire Service says the  fuel type  in the Siphon Creek  fire region dries out quickly and  the risk could rapidly rise.


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