Smokey conditions from a wildfire burning in the north of the province has caused visibility problems along the Alaska Highway.

The fire has grown past 18 hundred hectares in size, and although isn’t a threat, has caused the BC Wildfire Service to call for a no stop zone along a stretch of the highway most affected.

Northwest wildfire Information Officer Haley Williams says the hazard level down here in the Bulkley Valley Remains high from “Terrace, to Smithers, to Burns Lake area. and it’s also been consistently high hazard with patches to extreme in the far north of the province.”

Williams says if your’re travelling up the Alaska Highway to the Yukon, the no stop zone is between Blue River and One Ace FSR.

“And for safety, we need people not to stop and take pictures – but to keep moving until they’re past those landmarks.”