Evacuees try to stay strong as Battleship Mountain wildfire rages

CBC News
September 14, 2022
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Residents of a northern B.C. town threatened by wildfire hope they will be able to return home soon. The Battleship Mountain wildfire is burning approximately eight kilometres from Hudson’s Hope — about 520 kilometres north of Prince George — and four kilometres of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.  Diana Jewan says she is anxious to return to the place she’s called home for nearly 30 years. …The B.C. Wildfire Service says an infrared scan was done late Tuesday in an effort to confirm the perimeter of the out-of-control blaze. Fortunately for residents, the scan found barriers protecting the town and the dam are holding. “Morale is staying high,” Sarah Hall with the B.C. Wildfire Service said. “Crews are continuing to work and achieve objectives.” The southeast flank is still burning, and dry weather conditions are the main concern as winds are expected to shift direction, according to the wildfire service.

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