Below is the latest information on the Chutanli Lake wildfire south of Vanderhoof. Motorists who use the Kluskus Forest Service Road be advised it remains closed from 70 km to 113 km. More below…
Chutanli Lake (G41607)
Last updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 at 11:35 AM
Location: 11km north east of Tatelkuz Lake
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Discovered: Sunday, July 30, 2017
Size: 900.0 hectares (estimated)
The fire is has spotted across the Kluskus FSR road and firefighters are currently responding. Crews are working with heavy equipment to create machine guard and burn fuels on the inside of the guard to create fuel free areas where the fire cannot spread.
There was an excursion on the northeast of the fire yesterday resulting in growth of the fire. An updated estimated size will be published once smoke clears enough.
The Kluskus FSR is currently CLOSED to traffic from the 70KM to the 113KM during daytime operating hour 0800 – 2200 and OPEN outside of those hours. A detour on the Red road is available. Please note this is an active wildfire and fire behaviour can change very quickly. Use caution if driving in the area.
No structures are currently threatened at this time.
Evacuation Alert is in effect.
For details on the Evacuation Alert please go to http://www.cariboord.ca/EOC
Cause: Under Investigation
• 21 firefighters
• 3 helicopters
• 5 heavy equipment
No further details available at this time regarding resource
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