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No growth overnight on fire

Work done by firefighters on the Gottfriedsen Mountain wildfire has prevented the fire from growing overnight.

The 550 hectare wildfire burning in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District was ignited on Thursday.

Fire Information officer Rachel Witt says heavy smoke and socked in weather is making it difficult to map the fire.

“That is making it very difficult to accurately map the fire so we could see that number jump up,” she said.

Fire activity has been very minimal and there was no growth overnight.

“They worked over night and were able to get it to 75 per cent guard around the fire,” she said.

An evacuation alert was issued on Thursday for a large area near the Pennask Summit, due to the aggressively burning wildfire.

“The alert area shown on the map incorporates all properties, camping areas, etc. north of Highway 97C, including the following lakes: Pennask Lake (western boundary), Mellin Lake (northern boundary), Barton Lake (north-eastern boundary) and Eileen Lake (south-eastern boundary).”

For more details on the alert visit this link.

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