There are still three wildfires of note burning in the Prince George Fire Centre, all of which are in Vanderhoof Fire Zone.
The Sutherland Road blaze is nearly 1,600 hectares and is burning about 10 km north of Fort Fraser.
Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds says over 60 firefighters are on scene Sunday.
“We’ve got machine guard around 90-100% of the fire so crews are making good progress. Unfortunately, there was an increase on that fire overnight. There could be more higher winds and more potential fire activity but crews are making good progress,” she says, “We had some new starts in the Prince George Fire Centre but they’re all being held or under control, and the area did receive a little bit of precipitation and there are expecting more precipitation today.”
There are also two officers, one helicopter and 12 pieces of heavy equipment.
As well as suppression efforts, Reynolds says all crews are keeping an eye on the weather.
“Wind really does increase fire behavior so we’re trying to do a really good job of retaining our guidelines. We want to make sure that the crews are safe and monitor the weather throughout the day and monitor the winds and hope we can keep containment lines.”
The Big Bend Creek fire is 0% contained and just over 2,000 hectares. It’s far away from any communities. On scene today on the fire has 30 firefighters, 1 officer, 2 helicopters, and 14 pieces of heavy equipment.
The other is 5 W of Tatelkuz Lake. It’s about 30% contained and nearly 1,300 hectares. It has caused damage to nearby buildings but how badly or to how many is not known. There are 23 firefighters, two helicopters, and six pieces of heavy equipment on scene.