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Hasler Flat wildfire held

No longer considered a wildfire of note, BC Wildfire Service says
Hasler Flats wildfire Aug 12 0630
Hasler Flats wildfire is being held, the BC Wildfire Service says.

The wildfire at Hasler Flats near Chetwynd is being held and unlikely to spread beyond its containment lines, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

The wildfire service says the Hasler Road is now open to the public though motorists are asked to slow down for crews and equipment still working nearby.

Resource deployed to the fire included 40 firefighters, four helicopters, and 12 pieces of heavy equipment.

"Response to the Hasler Flats wildfire involved coordination of various resources including initial attack crews, parattack crews, unit crews, contract crews, heavy equipment operators, and aviation resources. We recognize the hard work and dedication of all those involved in fire suppression and coordination on this fire."

The size of the fire, believed to have been started by lightning on Aug. 8, was last reported at an estimated 125 hectares. It is being downgraded and no longer considered a wildfire of note in the province, the wildfire service said.

"We also appreciate the rapid response by initial attack and parattack crews to nearby wildfire starts. Their ability to quickly transition from expanded attack on the Hasler Flats wildfire to initial attack on multiple targets is commendable."

Meanwhile, the remote Folded Hill Creek wildfire at Williston Lake has grown to an estimated 200 hectares.