Crews Making ‘Progress’ on Tete Jaune Cache Fire
Tete Jaune Cache, B.C. – No growth to report on the 200 hectare Tete Jaune Cache fire.
The BC Wildfire Service believe the blaze – which is located north of Highway 16, about 5 kilometres east of Tete Jaune Cache – was sparked Tuesday after a tree fell onto a power line.
(They say anything that’s not lightning caused is designated as human-caused).
“We still have the estimated size at 200 hectares due to the low cloud cover. We aren’t able to get a helicopter to have an accurate track yet,” says Amanda Reynolds, fire information officer with the Prince George Fire Centre.
She adds precipitation Tuesday night stumped any significant growth and says a further twenty-eight firefighters have been sent to help the twenty-six who were originally deployed (along with two officers).
Reynolds says the fire remains zero per cent contained though.
“Yes, but crews are making progress creating hand guards on the east and west flanks of the fire.”
She says crews have also contained the two spot fires that were south of Highway 16.
It’s also not an interface fire, meaning no homes or other structures are currently at risk.
“No, not at this time. No local communities are affected and no structures are in danger.”
Though the highway is still open, Reynolds advise the public to be cautious due to smoke in the valley and to check drivebc.ca for updates.