Beatton Airport Road Fire now 40 per cent contained

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

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As of Thursday morning, the BC Wildfire Service has confirmed that the Beatton Airport Road fire is now 40 per cent contained.

The fire is still within the same reported perimetres of 7,035 hectares.

Combating the fire, there are 9 IMT members, 32 BC Wildfire fire fighters, 40 contract fire fighters, BC Hydro personnel, 2 pieces of heavy equipment on standby and 3 helicopters.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.