Forest fire near Cedarvale forces Hwy 16 closure

RCMP have stopped traffic as a precaution while firefighters get to work dousing the blaze west of Terrace

A forest fire at Cedarvale, 59 kilometres east of Terrace, has caused the closure of Hwy16.

“The fire is visible from the highway and the RCMP have closed the highway in both directions,” says Northwest Fire Centre official Olivia Pojar.

She said two air tankers are en route to provide fire retardant support at the 0.2 hectare fire and 10 firefighters are on scene, having been helicoptered in.

Traffic is stopped at Kitwanga and west of Cedarvale. The closure is a precaution, said Pojar.

“It’s very dry, and any fires that start right now have a tendency to spread quickly,” she said.

 

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