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New wildfire reported near Cheslatta River

BC Wildfire has reported a new wildfire near the Francois Lake Area.

According to the dashboard, it is near Cheslatta River.

It was discovered on Sunday (Apr 25), and it is believed to be human caused.

Fire Information Officer Casda Thomas explained how many crews are at the fire.

“Five Initial Attack Crew members responded yesterday (Sunday) and they are on site today (Monday). Currently the fire is 4.8 hectares and is classified as being held,” she said.

Thomas also said there is not a concern that the fire could grow but it is being monitored.

“What being held means is that with the resources that we currently have committed to the fire sufficient fire suppression has been taken so, that the fire is not likely to spread beyond the pre-determined boundaries under the forecasted conditions,” she said.

She added it is normal to see some wildfires in the region during this time of year because grass and vegetation have not greened up yet and so they are still dry.

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