Donnie Creek wildfire grows to over 174,000 hectares

A picture of a wildfire and dark smoke coming out of a green forest.
The Donnie Creek wildfire grew to 174,907 hectares. (BCWS)

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Donnie Creek wildfire in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is still out of control at approximately 174,907 hectares.

Five unit crews, nine helicopters and 15 pieces of heavy equipment are responding to the wildfire, as well as structure protection personnel.

The personnel are working on how best to defend properties threatened by the fire by utilizing structure protection tools, including sprinkler systems.

BCWS is also continuing planned ignitions where feasible to remove fuels and establish containment lines, especially on the fire’s south flank.

On Sunday evening, the Peace River Regional District issued a new evacuation order and alert for the Donnie Creek and Tommy Lakes wildfire. Two days later, the PRRD added new areas to the evacuation alert to include residents to the east of the fire.

The Klua Lakes wildfire, part of the Donnie Creek Complex, is out of control at about 29,060 hectares, and the wildfire service continues to monitor the fire by air.

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) rescinded an evacuation order for the Klua Lakes fire, and the area is now under an evacuation alert.

The Muskwa River wildfire, also part of the Donnie Creek Complex, is still being held at approximately 8,856 hectares.

A human-caused fire near Tooga Creek that started on May 17th is out of control at 8,000 hectares. The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) has issued an evacuation alert for the area.

The fire discovered on April 28th near Blueberry River has been extinguished.

In the Prince George Fire Centre, there are currently 25 active wildfires.

For the latest evacuation order and alert information, visit the Peace River Regional District’s and Northern Rockies Regional Municipality’s websites.

For the latest wildfire information, visit BCWS’ website. 


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