Ended. As of July 3. The fire is no longer a wildfire of note.
UPDATE 5: Alaska Highway is now open! As of July 1st.
Near Trutch on the Alaska Highway. – DriveBC.ca
UPDATE 4: Wildfire G80997 continues to grow in size, resulting in the total road closure of Highway 97N in both directions between Suicide Hill Pullout and Prophet River Sub Road (87 km north of Wonowon to 102 km south of Fort Nelson). Travellers can expect to be turned around at Wonowon and the Prophet River Bridge.
In response to the continued fire activity of G80997, the Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order extending from Mile 202 (Trutch) in the north to Buckinghorse River in the south and encompasses a 5-mile corridor on either side of Highway 97N. The Peace River Regional District has also amended the evacuation alert to extend from Mile 202 (Trutch) to the Sikanni Chief River.
The BC Wildfire Service is working together with the Peace River Regional District, the RCMP, and highways crews to facilitate the evacuation.
UPDATE 3: The Alaska Highway is now CLOSED. As of 12 pm, June 30.
UPDATE 2: The Alaska Highway is OPEN but will be piloted through the area. Details below…
Highway 97 Both Directions
Highway 97, in both directions. Forest fire between Sikanni Chief Rd and Prophet River Sub Rd for 59.3 km (112 km north of Wonowon to 114 km south of Fort Nelson). Road is open to traffic. Expect delays. Watch for traffic control. Traffic will be piloted from Km 280- Km 365. Next update time Thu Jul 1 at 5:00 PM. Last updated Wed Jun 30 at 8:45 AM. (DBC-31007)
UPDATE 1: The Alaska Highway will remain closed due to the wildfire burning in the area. Next update at 5 pm on July 1. The PRRD has also issued an evacuation alert for the area.
Trutch area. – DriveBC.ca
Motorists be advised that the Alaska Highway is CLOSED in both directions 112 km north of Wonowon and approximately 175 km north of Fort St. John due to a forest fire.
Wildfire burning in the BC Peace in the Fort Nelson region. This is near Trutch on the Alaska Highway. – DriveBC.ca
Details below… The replay of this Webcam for the Trutch area on the Alaska Highway shows a wildfire has popped up in the area.
Highway 97, in both directions. Forest fire between Sikanni Chief Rd and Prophet River Sub Rd for 59.3 km (112 km north of Wonowon to 114 km south of Fort Nelson). Road closed. Next update time Wed Jun 30 at 9:00 AM MST. Last updated Tue Jun 29 at 4:13 PM MST. (DBC-31007)