All clear on the forest-fire front

According to a press release issued today, 18 fires in the area covered by the Northwest Fire Centre are under control or being monitored.

  • Aug. 10, 2012 6:00 p.m.

According to a press release issued today, 18 fires in the area covered by the Northwest Fire Centre are under control or being monitored.

Most of the fires are small in size, fire information officer with the Northwest Fire Centre, Lindsay Carnes said in a press release.

Few of the fires are larger than a hectare in size, the largest being approximately 7.5 hectares and the smoke may be visible from Good Hope Lake.

A wildfire near Copper River Road east of Terrace is being monitored.

The fire is in steep, inaccessible terrain that is too dangerous for firefighters to work in.

If the fire expands into a more accessible area, crews will be dispatched to work on the fire.

The Northwest Fire Centre expects other fires have started as a result of recent lightning, but have not yet been detected.

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, please call *5555 on your cell phone or call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free.

For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website: www.bcwildfire.ca.

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