An evacuation alert is still in effect for the Norman Lake area but the fire has been mapped at only 7 hectares, down from an estimated 10 yesterday.
“Crews made great progress overnight,” says Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds. “There was no growth of the fire, which is now 80% contained, and crews are back out at that fire. We’ve got 20 firefighters on site with two pieces of heavy equipment, being supported by one helicopter.”
The rainy forecast for later today and the rest of the weekend should help as well.
“We still do not have a camp fire ban in the Prince George Fire Centre,” says Reynolds. “We do have a Category 2 open fire prohibition in place at this time.”
Category 2 covers fires up to 2 meters high and 3 meters wide, as well as grass or stubble burns of up to 0.2 hectares.
The Regional District of Fraser Fort George is currently monitoring the situation.