Fire Camp Established at Dease Lake Due to Cassiar Wildfire Activity

Kathy Brookes

The B.C. Wildfire Service has been dealing with three new fires in the Cassiar Fire Zone this week, but it says none of them is threatening a community. 

The Black Angus fire northeast of Good Hope Lake was sparked by lightning and covers more than a thousand hectares.  The service is monitoring that blaze.

Sixteen firefighters are tackling another much-smaller lightning-cause fire west of Lower Post.

And near Telegraph Creek crews continue to deal with hold-over fires from last summer's Alkali Lake inferno. 

The Wildfire Service says crews are fighting a 50-hectare fire about 40 kilometres northwest of the community -- and seven firefighters are working on a small blaze six kilometres to the northeast. 


Officials say they're preparing for potential new wildfire activity in the Cassiar Zone, due to higher-than-normal temperatures and all-time-high drought codes in some areas. That includes establishing a 150-person fire camp in the Dease Lake area this weekend. 

An incident management team was also headed to Dease Lake today.

A Category Two open burning ban is in place for all of the Northwest Fire Centre coverage area -- and a campfire ban has been issued for the Cassiar Zone.

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