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Smoke drifts into Fort Nelson

Smoke from two fires drifted into Fort Nelson Friday but the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch is assuring the public no infrastructure or property in the area is at risk from either.

Smoke from two fires drifted into Fort Nelson Friday but the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch is assuring the public no infrastructure or property in the area is at risk from either.

The branch received reports of the smoke coming from the 5,000-hectare Dunedin River Fire 100 kilometres west of the community of around 4,000 and from the 2,400-hectare Kechika River Fire 300 km to the northwest.

Smoke forecasts for northern B.C. can be obtained at: pgc.cc/1RT0XnG.

Crews also continued to work on the east and north sides of the Theelaandoa Creek fire as sunnier, drier conditions are expected for the wildfire currently burning 100 kilometres northeast of Fort Nelson.

The B.C. Wildfire Management Branch reported crews recently made "good process" on the eastern side of the 950-hectare blaze. Over 111 firefighters and five helicopters are taking on the fire.

It was discovered Sunday, May 30 and is suspected to have been lightning caused.

Precipitation doused the Little Bobtail Lake Fire near Norman Lake Friday night, which at 25,569 hectares is the largest active wildfire in the province. The fire is considered 100 per cent but the Branch continues to ask the public to avoid areas in and around the blaze.

An RCMP/Branch investigation into the fire is ongoing,

Wet weather also "signficantly aided" the crews battling the 1,967-hecatre Klua Lakes fire burning near Prophet River. That fire is considered mostly contained.