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Princeton fire holding

UPDATED: 6:15 p.m. 

The Princeton fire remains at 40 per cent contained and the fire has not grown, according to Phane Ray, information officer. 

"Everything is still pretty much the same," he said. "We are making very good head way on the ground there, but alerts are still in place until we reevaluate and assess."

Phane does not think that tonights 20 to 30 km/h winds will cause the fire to grow. 

"The guys held the line where it is, we’ve seen no growth," he said. "Everything is looking really good."


ORIGINAL: 10:06 a.m. 

A wildfire burning north of Princeton is just 40 per cent contained but the BC Wildfire Service said it has not spread over the last 48 hours.

“We have some good news to share. There has been no new growth over the last 48 hours,” said Justine Hunse of the BC Wildfire Service. “That fire is holding at 3,300 hectares.”

Hunse said 173 firefighters were on the lines Sunday, with nine helicopters and 30 pieces of heavy equipment also involved in the battle.

And the weather remains a concern.

“With the cold front moving through the fire centre over the weekend, the increase in wind activity has been a focus for our crews. The wind is expected to drop today but we expect to see a warming trend. Rising temperatures could add to the challenges of that fire.”

All evacuation orders and alerts remain in place.



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