Tete Jaune Cache Fire Remapped at Close to 600 Hectares
Prince George, B.C. – The Tete Jaune Cache fire has been remapped at 574 hectares – close to triple the previous estimate of 200 hectares.
Located north of Highway 16 and about five kilometres east of Tete Jaune Cache, the BC Wildfire Service says better visibility has allowed them to get a helicopter up in the air to give a more accurate fire size.
But despite the fire growth and the fact it’s still zero per cent contained, a statement on their website indicates it’s still well in hand.
“The fire is currently being held. This indicates that sufficient suppression action has been taken, that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing or predetermined boundaries under the current and forecasted conditions.”
The fire was sparked Tuesday when a tree fell onto a power pole in the area. No structures have been lost and no one has been injured.
Fifty-four firefighters and two officers have been deployed to the scene while another thirty-seven firefighters are headed there today.