Photo: This photo was taken Friday by the Ministry of Forests – Submitted
UPDATE – The evacuation alert for Pink Mountain has been rescinded as of 6pm Saturday
Fire crews have made progress on the Pink Mountain forest fire.
The fire is now 90% contained and still only 60 hectares in size. Crews were able to take advantage of the good weather and bring the fire under control. At this time, the Alaska Highway shouldn’t be affected by the fire. At one point Friday, the fire did cross a Spectra Energy pipeline. The pipeline was far enough under ground and therefore wasn’t affected.
The hope is to lift the evacuation alert later this evening. Until that time, the evacuation alert remains in effect for the residents of Pink Mountain.
There are still 35 fire fighters and 1 helicopter actioning the fire.
In the mean time, a small fire has started east of Pink Mountain in the Nig Creek area. The fire is not affecting any residents in the area.