Wildfire may cause traffic delays

IF YOU'RE planning on using the Copper River Road this weekend, you might want to rethink your route.

  • Aug. 10, 2012 2:00 p.m.

IF YOU’RE planning on using the Copper River Road this weekend, you might want to rethink your route.

Firefighters are working on a wildfire that grew in size today to about one hectare and is burning close to the 10 kilometre mark along Copper River Road, reported the Northwest Fire Centre this evening, Aug. 10.

During the weekend, fire suppression efforts may result in trees, rocks and debris presenting a hazard to traffic on the road, the release continued.

Flaggers in the area will close the road when necessary for safety reasons.

It is important for anyone travelling along the Copper River Road to slow down and keep an eye out for any falling debris, said the fire centre.

Smoke from this fire will be visible to those travelling along the road.

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

For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website: www.bcwildfire.ca.

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