HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – The same favourable weather conditions that have helped crews battling wildfires near Fort St. John are also having a positive impact against two fires that are located near Hudson’s Hope.
The Carter Road Fire burning 10 kilometres north west of Hudson’s Hope near Beryl Prairie is currently 510 hectares in size, and is 50% contained. 68 firefighters, 5 helicopters, 8 pieces of heavy equipment, and 15 support staff are currently making excellent progress in having the fire extinguished.
Meanwhile, The Halfway River Fire burning along the river’s west bank 30 kilometres north east of Hudson’s Hope has seen no noticeable growth in recent days. That fire is burning across 1,434 hectares and is 25% contained. Crews hope to begin controlled burnout operations later this week, which may result in increased smoke in the area.
BC Wildfire Service says that the decision to set up a fire camp and Incident Management Team in Hudson’s Hope to co-ordinate the response to both fires was logistical in nature, to reduce travel distances for fire fighters working the fires. The Wildfire Service says this does not represent any response to an increased risk to the community.