Cameron River wildfire grows

The Cameron River wildfire grew slightly from 352 hectares to 385 hectares over the past 48 hours.

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Boundary Lake wildfire smoke. (Jordan Prentice, Energeticcity.ca)

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Cameron River wildfire grew slightly from 352 hectares to 385 hectares over the past 48 hours.

According to BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the growth was due to the winds that came through on Monday and caused some spotting over the established containment lines.

On Tuesday, crews focused on those areas of the fire to reestablish the containment lines in the northwest and the south flanks of the fire in partnership with a heavy equipment task force.

Crews continue to work on areas where active fire behaviour was observed during the high winds on Monday.

As of Wednesday, 44 firefighters are working on the Cameron River fire.

The Boundary Lake wildfire is still being held at 6,171 hectares, and 30 firefighters continue to patrol the perimeter, extinguishing as needed.

The Donnie Creek wildfire, discovered on May 12th, has grown to 43,270 hectares and remains out of control. The Donnie Creek wildfire was caused by lightning.

According to the BCWS, an incident management team has been requested and is en route to the Fort St. John Fire Zone to establish command.

The evacuation alerts in Fort St. John and Taylor were rescinded Wednesday morning, and others across the regional district have changed. For information on alerts and orders, visit the Peace River Regional District’s website.

All open fires will be prohibited across the Prince George Fire Centre starting Friday at noon.

For the latest information on wildfires across the province, visit BCWS’ website.

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