Crews battle forest fire in northwestern B.C.

Cooler and wetter weather should help to contain the fire

  • May. 29, 2015 10:00 a.m.

PROVINCIAL firefighting crews are at another fire in northwestern B.C., this time near Kakiddi Creek about 25 kilometres west of Iskut.

Twenty-three firefighters and one helicopter are aggressively working on this fire, reports the provincial Northwest Fire Centre in Smithers.

Cooler and wetter conditions in the forecast are expected to assist fire suppression efforts.

There has been no significant growth on the other four active fires in the region and no structures are threatened at this time:

* The King Salmon River Basin fire has burned 221 hectares within the Taku River/T’akú Téix’ Conservancy, 90 kilometres southeast of Atlin.

* The Langhorse Mountain fire has burned 2,000 hectares in the headwaters of the Nakina River, approximately 70 kilometres southeast of Atlin.

* The Inklin River fire has burned an estimated 512 hectares about 90 kilometres southeast of Atlin.

* The Red River fire, about 30 kilometres northeast of Boya Lake Provincial Park, has burned 285 hectares within the Ne’ah Conservancy.

The Wildfire Management Branch adds that smoke might be visible in some northwestern communities because of fires in the Yukon.

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.


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