Firefighters are battling what is now a 58-hectare wildfire burning four kilometres south of Bell II, and 75 kilometres north of Meziadin Junction. (BC Wildfire Service)

Firefighting reinforcements being sent to battle blaze

Mehan Lake Fire along Highway 37 grew overnight

The BC Wildfire Service is sending additional resources to combat a fire burning along Highway 37.

The Mehan Lake Fire is burning around 75 kilometres north of Meziadin Junction, and just four kilometres south of Bell II. The fire grew overnight and is now approximately 58 hectares in size.

20 additional firefighters are on their way to reinforce the existing crew of around 40 firefighters on the scene. Three aircraft are being used to support crews on the ground, with heavy machinery also being brought to the area in case it becomes necessary to build fireguards.

The BC Wildfire Service said no communities or structures are in immediate danger, however smoke and firefighting activity will be visible along Highway 37. Travellers are asked to exercise extra caution if passing through the area.

READ MORE: Crews monitoring wildfire 50 km west of Telegraph Creek

READ MORE: VIDEO: More properties on alert as Eagle Bluff wildfire grows to 1,260 hectares


Alex Kurial | Journalist
Alex Kurial 
Send Alex email
Like the The Northern View on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

New piece of art bedecks Prince Rupert Library

“The Quilt of Belonging to Prince Rupert” makes long awaited move to its new home

CityWest mistakenly overcharging customers on PST since 2013

Prince Rupert’s telecommunications company sent out notices to residents informing them of the error

Master students in Prince Rupert share their findings for a more sustainable city

Students with Ecotrust Canada’s North Coast Innovation Lab showcase their work at Lester Centre

Wind project between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert moves forward once more

Naikun Wind Energy Group announced partnership with major offshore wind development company

Disaster in store for Prince Rupert, announces Lester Centre of the Arts

Auditions set to take place at the end of October

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

The Northern View announces inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby in Prince Rupert

More than $7,000 up for grabs for biggest legal salmon and halibut

The Northern View 2019 Readers Choice

It’s that time of year again! Vote online or at the Prince Rupert office before noon on Aug. 30

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

UPDATE: Crown cross-examines B.C. father accused of killing daughters

Andrew Berry is charged in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey in 2017

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Most Read