UPDATE #3: The wildfire 15 kilometres south of Grovedale has grown to 100 hectares and is considered out of control. Construction is happening overnight to build a dozer guard that will help contain the fire.
Firefighters will continue work Tuesday with heavy equipment and helicopters. Winds are coming from the northwest so it’s expected the fire and smoke will blow away from the hamlet of Grovedale.
UPDATE #2: The grass fire on the top of Saskatoon Mountain is note classified as being held. It’s not expected to grow any bigger than expected boundaries.
The grass fire west of Beaverlodge is now under control. A fire was also spotted in the Dunes gravel pit around 7:30 p.m. It’s been contained to two acres.
UDPATE: County of Grande Prairie crews are on scene at several fires in the region. Fire Chief Everett Cooke says there is a grassfire on the top of Saskatoon Mountain. No structures are threatened, but there is smoke in the area. There’s also a grass fire west of Beaverlodge that is listed as contained.
Firefighters are also helping out fighting a structure/grass fire near Kelly Lake, as well as a fire in the MD of Greenview.
A wildfire has been sparked roughly 15 kilometres south of Grovedale. Information Officer Kelly Burke says it’s currently burning about 10 hectares and all available resources are working to contain it.
Two crews and two helicopters bucketing water are currently on scene and a request has been made for an air tanker. Smoke is drifting into the hamlet of Grovedale and has been noticed by residents in Grande Prairie.
Dawson Creek RCMP are also reporting a large forest fire burning east of Kelly Lake. It is approaching the BC/Alberta border. With high winds, the Peace region is encouraged to be extremely cautious in these areas as the fires could be fast moving.