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October 27, 2017 3:39 pm

Encouraging News on Philpott Road Area Fire

Monday, September 4, 2017 @ 12:56 PM

Prince George, B.C. –  Evacuation orders issued  in the wake of the  start of the Philpott Road area fire,  have all been rescinded, although some properties in the area remain on  evacuation alert.

The fire   is 50% contained,  and  has burned 465 hectares.

The other major fire in the Kamloops Fire Centre  is the Elephant Hill fire.  It remains 50% contained,   but a shift in wind has  pushed  smoke into Kamloops.   As a result of the heavy smoke,  air craft  are not able to  assist  fire fighters on the ground.

The Finlay Creek fire,  burning  near Peachland,  is said to be 1,500 hectares in size.  306 properties are on evacuation alert.

As for the Cariboo  Fire Centre,  the Plateau fire  continues to rage  north of Highway 20.   It is estimated to be 517,140 hectares in  size.

The Hanceville Riske Creek fire is  50% contained, and is estimated to be just under 240 thousand  hectares.

In the SouthEast Fire Centre,  the Lamb Creek  fire  grew 2 kms to the south on the west side of Moyie Lake last night.   Evacuation orders remain in effect.



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