UPDATE as of 5:45 p.m. – B.C. Hydro has confirmed the fire is located approximately 3.5km upstream from the Site C Dam project. At this time there is no concern for the workers on site or the worker accommodation. Hydro and the B.C. Wildfire Service are monitoring the situation and their first priority is the safety of workers on site and the public. Hydro was burning waste wood debris on Friday and Saturday near Tea Island. The cause of Wednesday’s fire is unknown at this time.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Crews from the Forest Fire Service and B.C. Hydro are working to contain a fire near the Site C Dam.
The fire broke out on Wednesday and is approximately 4 hectares in size. Crews from the Forest Service and B.C. Hydro are working to contain the fire and B.C. Hydro has hired a helicopter to help with the suppression efforts.
The smoke covering Fort St. John is coming from the fire that is currently uncontrolled.
If the current fire suppression doesn’t work, more crews will be brought in to fight the fire Thursday.
There is another fire northwest of Fort St. John, that is approximately 100 hectares in size. The fire isn’t creating a lot of smoke today and crews are working to put out that fire.
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