Photo: The fire appears to have started in a pile of brush./Adam Reaburn
UPDATE Fort St. John Fire Chief Fred Burrows says the fire was discovered to be a controlled burn. The crews that had started the fire had informed the Ministry of the Environment and the Charlie Lake Fire Chief – as the fire is within the Charlie Lake boundary – fefore starting the fire.
Burrows says emergency crews responded because they had gotten several calls from residents that saw the black smoke.
Not much is known about a fire burning off the Old Fort Road behind Rona in Fort St. John.
There is a considerable amount of black smoke in the area.
The fire appears to have started in a pile of trees that were cleared.
Emergency crews are currently on scene.
It’s not known whether the fire was accidental or intentially set.
Energeticcity.ca will provide more information once it becomes available.