Wildfire extinguished

A wildfire that burned just east of Terrace near Copper River Road was put out by fire crews this weekend.

  • Mon Aug 13th, 2012 4:00pm
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A wildfire that burned east of Terrace near Copper River Road was extinguished this weekend.

“It was initially thought to be inaccessible to ground crews, but further assessment located a way to gain access,” said a release from the Northwest Fire Centre today.  “Firefighters built a trail through the steep terrain and put out the fire over the weekend.”

The fire, which was ignited last Friday by lightning, burned less than one hectare, said the release.

“The energy and heat released from lightning can spark fires if the fuels are dry enough,” said fire centre information officer Lindsay Carnes about how the fire ignited.

“Motorists travelling along Copper River Road are urged to be cautious, since there is still a potential for debris to fall onto the road area,” the release continued.

The Northwest Fire Centre will be sending out patrols during the warmer weather that’s forecast to spot any fires that were previously undetected. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, please call *5555 on your cell phone or call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free.