B.C. Wildfire Crews are making progress on the Norman Lake wildfire.
Fire Information Officer with the Prince George Fire Centre, Amanda Reynolds, says the area of burning has been substantially reduced. “Crews have made great progress on the Norman Lake fire which has now been tracked at seven hectares, so it’s down from the original 10 hectares in size,” she said. “It’s 80 per cent contained at this time and we’ve got 20 firefighters working on the fire with support of two pieces of heavy equipment and a helicopter.”
The blaze prompted an evacuation alert Friday afternoon around 1:30 when crews responded to the fire two kilometres northwest of Norman Lake (about 30 kilometres west of Prince George). Reynolds says residents of the area are still advised to be on alert. “The evacuation alert is still in effect at this time, we haven’t had any word that it will be taken off for now,” she said. “We are expected to receive some precipitation in the Prince George area into tonight and tomorrow which will help with our firefighting efforts.”
Investigators remain on scene of the fire to determine an exact cause.
**File Photo: BC Wildfire Service