HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – A pair of wildfires burning west of Fort St. John have seen their growth greatly limited by cooler temperatures in recent days.
The Carter Road Fire is currently burning 10 kilometres northwest of Hudson’s Hope, and occupies an area of 506 hectares. 70 firefighters, supported by 5 helicopters and 8 pieces of heavy equipment currently have the fire 50 % contained.
Meanwhile, the Halfway River Fire occupies an area of 1,423 hectares approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Hudson’s Hope along the west bank of the river. 36 firefighters, supported by 5 helicopters and 4 pieces of heavy equipment have 25% of that fire contained.
There are currently no evacuation orders or alerts in effect near either fire.
Amanda Reynolds with the BC Wildfire Service says that crews on both fires are being based out of a camp in Hudson’s Hope, and that crews on the Carter Road fire in particular have made incredible progress in halting the fire’s spread.
Reynolds added that crews hope to add to those containment figures by conducting controlled burn operations on both fires later this week if the weather cooperates.