The Sikanni Chief wildfire has been extinguished.

The wildfire, which was reported on June 3rd, burned 545 hectares near the Sikanni Chief Provincial Park. It was classified as being held on June 5th, then as under control on June 7th. It was finally put out on June 28th.

According to BC Wildfire Service, the blaze required immediate action by fire crews. Heavy equipment, helicopters, air tankers, and ground crews were required to extinguish the fire.

However, the wildfire had minimal impacts on local parks and wilderness. It impacted local timber values, but caused no infrastructure damage.

The Fort St. John fire zone is currently under a low-to-moderate fire danger rating. For all of Northeast BC, including Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson, the fire danger is classified as moderate.

The wildfire which burned 488 hectares in the very northeast corner of the province has also been extinguished. The 700-hectare fire in the Denetiah Provincial Park is currently being held.