‘Out of the woods’ – Stoddart Creek and Red Creek wildfires now being held after weekend of rain
FORT ST. JOHN -- The Stoddart Creek and Red Creek wildfires are being held after a weekend of cooler temperatures and heavy rain.
Forrest Tower of the BC Wildfire Service said Stoddart Creek experienced 40 to 50 millimeters of rain over the past few days, helping firefighters hold the fire back.
He said although warmer temperatures are forecasted later in the week and an increase in size is expected for both fires, they don’t foresee any large fire growth.
The Cameron River wildfire, near Wonowon, also experienced heavy rainfall over the weekend.
The fire is now under control with the Peace Regional District lifting all of its Evacuation Alerts.
Tower said the wildfires are, “definitely trending in the right direction and it looks, even though it’s a bit of an increase in terms of temperatures, nothing like what we saw where it was 10 to 15 degrees above seasonal norms.”
The PRRD also downgraded Evacuation Orders for the Buick Creek, Mile 70, West Murdale and areas near Red Creek.
Those areas are now under an alert.