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Crews battling out of control wildfire north of Fort St. John

25 firefighters and two helicopters are working on the 60 hectare blaze
Coffee Creek wildfire on May 3 2023.

Crews are battling a wildfire of note, which is a highly visible fire that poses a threat to public safety, in the Prince George Fire Centre.

Located near Coffee Creek in the Peace Region north of Fort St. John, the fire was discovered on May 3 at 3:46 p.m.

It’s approximately 60 hectares in size and has 25 British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS) firefighters responding along with two helicopters.

Air tankers were on scene yesterday to support structure protection and guard building operations.

The fire also closed Highway 97 in both directions between Wright Rd. and 256 Road and a detour was put in place.

The wildfire is classified as out of control as it is continuing to spread and not responding to suppression efforts.

The cause of the wildfire is under investigation.