Fires continue to show limited growth in Peace region

By Shailynn Foster
Energetic City
May 25, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) says wildfires in the Peace region continue to show limited growth. There are two helicopters, 14 pieces of heavy equipment, and 28 structure protection personnel responding to the fires in the North Peace Complex, including the Stoddart Creek, Red Creek, Cameron River, and Boundary Lake wildfires. The Stoddart Creek wildfire is being held at 28,603 hectares. During the day, 157 firefighters have been working on the fire, while 19 are covering the night shift. According to BCWS, crews are working on mop-up and extinguishing hot spots in the fire’s northeast, east, and southeast flanks. In the northwest and the northeast, crews are patrolling the fire’s perimeter. …The air quality in Fort St. John is currently a low risk, and the special air quality statement was removed Wednesday morning. Evacuation orders in the region have been removed, while some alerts remain. 

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