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HomeNewsReduced wind and cooler temperatures reduces fire behaviour on Parker Lake wildfire

Reduced wind and cooler temperatures reduces fire behaviour on Parker Lake wildfire

The Parker Lake Wildfire has grown to 2,843 hectares.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, the Parker Lake wildfire experienced reduced fire behavior yesterday (Saturday) due to reduce wind speeds, cooler temperatures, and smoke cover in the area.

They say the fire remains approximately 3.5 km west of Fort Nelson, as there was no progression eastward.

Today, crews are anticipating an upper trough from the west, bringing cloudier and windier conditions across the Fort Nelson Zone.

There are currently 70 firefighters battling the blaze, along with 16 helicopters, 17 pieces of heavy equipment, and two structure protection specialists.

On the southeast flank of the fire, heavy equipment completed a containment line from the Muskwa to the road junction of the Alaska Highway and the old Alaska Highway.

Evacuation Orders remain in place in Fort Nelson and the Fort Nelson First Nation.

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