PRINCE GEORGE - Due to decreased fire activity at the Eskal fire, the Prince George Fire Centre has amended the boundaries of the area closure related to that fire.
An area closure is still in place surrounding the Eskal Fire, and public access is limited for safety reasons. The closure does not apply to permanent residents or workers who need to access the area. Workers will be permitted access with a written authorization from a forest official.
This order takes effect Sept. 7, 2012, and will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2012 or until the order is lifted.
The affected area now covers about 49,000 hectares, from Kilometre 17.5 on the Eskai Road east to the Fort Nelson River, down the Fort Nelson River to the mouth of the Sikanni Chief River, and covering an area west of the Fort Nelson River. (Previously, the area closure extended further north, all the way to Kilometre 0 on the Eskai Road.) To view a map of the current area closure, visit: http://bcwildfire.ca/ftp/!Project/WildfireNews/972012~113343_G90324_ClosureArea_Sept7.pdf
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Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Prince George Fire Centre
250 961-4176 (cell)