“The situation remains stable” -- Wildfires near Fort St. John on their way to being under control
FORT ST. JOHN -- The Stoddart Creek and Red Creek continue to be held with the Cameron River wildfire under control.
The three fires haven't seen any growth.
BC Wildfire said their plan for the next few days is to clean and patrol the areas.
They said the Stoddart Creek wildfire will take longer than the Cameron River and Red Creek wildfires to be fully extinguished due to its immense size.
The upcoming summer season is predicted to see increased fire activity.
BC Wildfire’s Forest Tower said, “While there might be a downturn in activity for these fires, we haven’t really made it to summer yet right? It’s so dry out here and once we do get any long term drying trend back into place over BC, we are at a pretty significant risk in the peace and that is just based on drought flows and how things are.”
Tower said residents need to follow the current burn bans and be vigilant.
Currently there are 700 fire personnel fighting the fires with plans to decrease the number over the next few weeks.