Crews make headway with Pelican Lake fire

Crews from the Wildfire Management Branch made gains Thursday on the Pelican Lake wildfire burning 10 kilometres east of Pelican Lake.

  • May. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Crews from the Wildfire Management Branch made gains Thursday on the Pelican Lake wildfire burning 10 kilometres east of Pelican Lake, and 80 kilometres northwest of Quesnel.

“Firefighters and heavy equipment operators worked hard yesterday to establish 450 metres of control lines in front of the fire,” the Cariboo Fire Centre noted in a press release Friday. “Four air tankers, two skimmer aircraft and four helicopters supported crews on the ground.”

There has been no new growth and the fire remains at an estimated 250 hectares in size.

There continues to be no threat to structures in the area at this time, the CFC said.

Sixty personnel, five pieces of heavy equipment and four helicopters are currently on site today with additional support personnel, an incident management team and more heavy equipment arriving later in the day.

For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca or call 1-888-3FOREST.

To report smoke, flames or an unattended open fire, call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.

 

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