Tentfire Creek Wildfire burning just south of Tumbler Ridge is finally 'being held"
Published Monday, July 19, 2021 5:08PM PDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:40AM PDT
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- According to the B.C. Wildfire Service, weather this weekend helped firefighters all across the Peace Region.
Right now there are 18 fires burning in our area.
The Tentfire Creek wildfire is now listed as being held.
So far, it's burned 2,386 hectares since it started back on July 1st from a lightning strike.
The Buckinghorse and Beatton River fires north of Fort St. John are also both being held, with no impact to highway 97.
While the rain helped with ground level moisture, cool temperatures provided moisture in the air.
The next few days of rain are also expected to help reduce the fires further and prevent new ones.
The fire danger rating in the Peace Region has gone down considerably since Thursday.
The air quality warnings in the peace region have also been rescinded by Environment Canada.