Burn-off procedures halted near Liard River Fire

The Prince George Fire Center is reporting that crews have managed to burn off around 90 hectares of fuel near the Liard River Fire.

But, Fire Information Officer Jillian Chimko says burn-off procedures have now been delayed.

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The fire has been burning for around a month and a half now. But, Chimko says it’s not unusual for the fire to be burning for so long.

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Activities are expected to resume next week, along the west side.

There have been no delays on the Alaska Highway, but smoke remains in the area and the possibility for delays still exist.

Meanwhile, as of April 1st, the Prince George Fire Center has responded to 131 calls.

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Chimko says last year, there were slightly more fires, and the Center responded to 187 calls.