A wildfire was discovered in the Prince George Wildfire Management Branch on Thursday, May 27, 2015, by residents promptly when fire and smoke began to appear. Fire personnel responded quickly causing the wildland fire to stop a faster forward spread if it had been left unattended thanking area residents for being so attentive and calling right away.
The fire is located 10 km or 6 miles East of the Alaska Highway and the Prophet River Community, in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. The exact cause is unknown but Fire Managers suspect lightning originally started the fire.
An active evacuation order for the Prophet River Community and surrounding areas was conducted, evacuating approximately 125 people. For more information on evacuations, please visit the site at northernrockies.ca.
No structures are currently threatened or reported as being damaged/destroyed.
It is at currently 1967 hectares or 4860 acres with a 15% containment status. It is said to be still active and 5% guarded.
Firefighters have applied fire suppression with direct attack and guards on the West and South flanks, with aggressive action conducted on hot-spot area ID’d by Operations Thermal-Scanning.
A helicopter is providing water drops as needed.
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