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Update: Mount Midgeley fire 80 % contained

The BC Forest Service issued the followig update on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 11:06 AM


Location: 13km northwest of Creston

Discovered: Friday, August 14, 2015

Size: 480.0 hectares

Status: Active
• 80% contained
Today crews are planning more burn-out operations on the east flank which will increase smoke and be visible to the community of Creston and from Hwy 3.

This burn out is necessary to limit the potential growth and direction of the fire. The objective is to secure containment of the north flank and will help establish 100% containment.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

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There is also a wildfire burning south of the Canadian / U.S.A. border in Idaho. Smoke from this wildfire is also visible to the community of Creston and surrounding region. For information regarding this wildfire, please visit: Parker Ridge

Cause: Lightning

• 39 firefighters
• 5 helicopters
• 1 heavy equipment
Helicopters are assisting with aerial ignition efforts today.

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