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Hasler Flats wildfire grows to 104 hectares

Fire now 20 hectares in size.
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The Hazler Flats wildfire as seen by air.

August 11 update

Near Chetwynd, a wildfire at Hasler Flats has grown to an estimated 104 hectares in size. BC Wildfire Service fire information officer Alex Lane says air support was called in earlier this week. 

Lane said there are two initial attack crews, two parattack crews, and officers on site today, with a unit crew expected to arrive on site this morning. Crews are being supported by five helicopters, and Lane says air tankers actioned the fire on Tuesday and Wednesday.

August 10 update

According the BC Wildfire Service Dashboard, the Hasler Flats fire has grown to 20 hectares in size. It's currently listed as out of control. Yesterday, crews were deployed to combat the fire. 

The suspected cause of the fire is lightning. 

Original story: 

The BC Wildfire Service says they're responding to a two hectare wildfire 30 kilometres southwest of Chetwynd at Hasler Flats. 

"A parattack crew, an initial attack crew and a response officer are on scene with air support from one helicopter and two airtankers," said the service in a social media post. 

They further noted that heavy equipment is on route and that the fire is visible from both Highway 97 and Chetwynd. 

"No values are threatened at this time," they added.