Firefighters take on blaze near Lakelse Lake

The flames were ignited by lightning near the southern end of the lake, says the Wildfire Management Branch of the provincial government

  • Jun. 16, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Smoke from a fire burning near Lakelse Lake.

Five firefighters are battling a 1.5-hectare wildfire sparked by lightning near the southern end of Lakelse Lake, about 19 kilometres southwest of Terrace, said the government in a release June 16.

This fire is located in steep, rocky terrain that may challenge firefighting efforts, said the release.

No structures or property are threatened at this time, but smoke, flames and firefighting aircraft may be visible from cabins along Lakelse Lake, continued the release.

A helicopter is supporting firefighting efforts on the ground, read the release.

The Wildfire Management Branch would like to thank the public for phoning in reports about this fire, which led to a quick and efficient response to the incident.

To report smoke, flames, unattended campfires or non-compliant open burning, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

For the latest information on wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website at: www.bcwildfire.ca or call 1 888 3-FOREST.

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