Forest fire breaks out up north

The Northwest Fire Centre was kept busy last week with a fire near the Yukon border.

The Northwest Fire Centre was kept busy last week with a fire near the Yukon border.

As of June 6 the Tisigar Lake wildfire has grown to around 8,400 hectares due to strong winds in the area.

The fire resulted in the closure oh Highway 37 North and a restricted area order was put into effect such that all Crown Land between the Yukon border and Beaver Pond rest stop, stretching 25 kilometres on either side of the Highway 37, was closed to the public. People were only allowed to enter the area only in the course of travelling to and from their residence or when using Highway 37 as defined in the Highway Act.

As of Monday there were 24 firefighters and four helicopters fighting the blaze, and another 100 firefighters were to arrive once the firecamp to house and feed the crews was established.

Updates on the fire can be found at bcwildfire.ca, while road closures can be found at drivebc.ca