11.3 C
Fort St. John
Monday, June 17, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Home News Rain helps Beatton River forest fire

Rain helps Beatton River forest fire

Advertisement

Rain Monday night has helped to extinguish a fire near the Beatton River.

The fire started Sunday and immediately grew to over 350 hectares in size. With the help of rain on Monday night, the fire is now 100% contained and crews have now started to mop-up the fire.

Forty-four firefighters will work with one helicopter and four pieces of heavy equipment to fully extinguish any remaining hot spots within the fire.

- Advertisement -

The evacuation alert issued by the Peace River Regional District has been lifted.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the Ministry of Forests would like to remind the public that 129 fires have started since April 1st, 2010 in the Prince George Fire Centre and of those, 104 have been human caused.

The fire danger rating remains high to extreme throughout the region and the Prince George Fire Centre urges the public to exercise extreme caution with any open fires or heat sources. 

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Advertisement

Local Events

Must Read

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

VANCOUVER, B.C. - A former Liberal environment minister is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet to reject the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, arguing there...