UPDATE as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday – The 271 road is back open in both directions and the fire is out. We should get more information from the Charlie Lake Fire Department today.

UPDATE as of 6:30 p.m. – The 271 Road is closed at the Alaska Highway due to the smoke and fire.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fire crews are responding to a grass fire in a field just off the 271 road.

The fire is burning part of a field and trees in the area. The fire is located just off the Alaska Highway. Right now crews from the Charlie Lake Fire Department are on scene working to fight the fire. There are two homes near the fire.

We are waiting for more information from local fire officials and will update this post as more information becomes available.

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