70 firefighters on Beatton Airport Road fire

The Forest Service has provided this photo of the Beatton Airport Road Fire.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As of Friday, the Beatton Airport Road Fire is 40 per cent contained.

Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds confirmed that 70 firefighters are on scene, along with three helicopters bucketing hot spots and heavy equipment.

She says similar temperatures and winds were experienced yesterday, but didn’t have issues then. Crews are watching the winds closely now.

The fire is still 7,035 hectares in size.