The Tentfire Creek wildfire was not able to be fought from the air Sunday due to limited visibility causing unsafe flight conditions as the blaze expanded to more than 3,300 hectares in size.
Crews are continuing to work along a fire guard near Mast Road. Conditions are being constantly monitored and if they improve, aviation resources will return to fighting the fire. Rainfall overnight has helped to reduce fire activity on the Tentfire Creek wildfire Sunday, however a cold front was forecasted to move through the fire centre with winds of 60-70 kilometres per hour are forecasted for the area. These high winds are expected to increase drying and may result in increased fire activity.
"With the increased activity of the fire, it is now approximately 14 kilometres away from the town site of Tumbler Ridge. BC Wildfire crews and equipment are continuing work along the fireguard near the Mast Road," said Disttict of Tumbler Ridge officials.
"In the interest of public safety, the Kinuseo Falls Road (Murray FSR) is now closed near the Quintette Mine site."
For more information, contact the Prince George Fire Centre Information Team: INFOPG@gov.bc.ca or 250-318-7768.