Folded Hill Creek wildfire west of Hudson's Hope explodes to 570 hectares in the last 24 hours
HUDSON'S HOPE -- A wildfire near Williston Lake continues to burn out of control. The “Folded Hill Creek” wildfire has now exploded to 570 hectares in size, up from 200 hectares on Monday.
Sharon Nickel with the BC Wildfire Service says the fire continues to burn in steep terrain. However Nickel added, “the fire activity remains low.”
The wildfire is burning approximately 60 kilometres west of Hudson’s Hope. It remains a smouldering ground fire, with no visible flames.
Nickel said, “the BC Wildfire Service continues to monitor the fire. Two wildfire officers flew over the fire yesterday.”
So far no assets have been deployed to fight the blaze. Should things change, firefighting crews are on stand-by at the Prince George Fire Centre.
BC Wildfire says the public is not in danger as a result of the fire. No structures in the area are being threatened either.
The fire started on July 26th from an apparent lightning strike.