Update – New forest fires start in the North Peace

This photo was provided on April 29 of the forest fire near Goodlow.

UPDATE:  As of 9:30 p.m. seven new fires have started in the B.C. Peace.  Local residents near Mile 57 have provided the following photo of a fire in that area.  Local residents are currently fighting the fire.  We have been unable to confirm if there are any forest service crews helping with that fire.

Local residents worked to fight a fire at Mile 57 of the Alaska Highway April 29.
Local residents worked to fight a fire at Mile 57 of the Alaska Highway April 29.

Here is a list of all the new fires that started Saturday.

  • Mile 57 – 0.09 HA in size
  • 1.5 km S Doig First Nations – 0.009 HA in size
  • 2km North of Doig First Nations – 100 HA in size
  • Goodlow – 0.009 HA in size
  • Boundary Lake – 0.009 HA in size
  • 25 km South of Dawson Creek – 4 HA in size
  • West of Beryl Prairie – 0.009 HA in size

Original Story

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At least two new forest fires have started in the North Peace.

According to one eye witness there is a new forest fire in the Goodlow area near the Goodly recreation grounds.  We understand one air tanker has been deployed to this fire.  At this time, we are still waiting for more information about this fire.

There is also a fire 2km North of the Doig River First Nation.  That fire is 100 hectares in size and under an initial attack.

As of 8 p.m., the Forest Service and the Peace River Regional District have not provided any further information.

If you have information about new forest fires in the area, please email us at [email protected].  You can also send photos and video to that address as well.

Saturday was the first of at least four warm days with temperatures on Sunday expected to reach 23 degrees and 25 on Monday.  The forecast also calls for wind gusts up to 40km/h on Sunday.

According to the Forest Service, the Beatton Airport Road Fire is 85 per cent contained.  At last count 69 firefighters were working the fire along with three helicopters and two pieces of heavy equipment.