Wildfires Continue South of Fraser Lake and North of Tachie

By Catherine Hansen
June 23, 2018 - 9:25am Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:46am

With hundreds of new forest fires cropping up in the province over the past week, the Prince George Fire Centre is home to two fires of note. 

The Foster Lake fire 2 kilometres south of the Fraser Lake Airport Road sits at over 200 hectares and is not contained,  smoke from this fire can be seen in surrounding communities. This fire is on very steep and rocky terrain with 21 firefighters on the job,  3 pieces of equipment and a helicopter.

Another fire 50 km north of Tachie is much larger at 11 hundred hectares, with 40 percent containment.  Currently there are 40 firefighters and 13 pieces of heavy equipment working the blaze. The Leo Forest service road remains open to traffic and the fire is on both sides of the 54 km marker of the road.  

Neither wildfire is threatening residences, both were caused by lightning strikes.

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