Western Canada Wildfires

Crews from British Columbia’s wildfire management branch are battling a second blaze in the Central Interior. They have been called to a lightning-caused fire about 80 kilometres northwest of Quesnel, BC, near Pelican Lake. It was estimated at about 250 hectares in size as of Thursday morning, according to the Prince George Citizen Friday.
Meanwhile, the Little Bobtail Lake and Norman Lake fire, that started on Saturday, has grown to 13,000 hectares and was within 500 metres of the southern shore of Norman Lake as of Thursday. There were 120 firefighters on the scene, along with eight helicopters, 22 pieces of heavy equipment and four airtankers.
Crews focused on getting containment lines on the fire.
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issued the evacuation alert and order this past weekend for residents of Norman Lake and area. An evacuation alert has been put in place for Little Bobtail Lake and Naltesby Lake (Bobtail Lake).
In Alberta, a wildfire burning about eight kilometres northwest of Lodgepole, AB, was still out of control Thursday morning, said the Edmonton Journal.
About 100 firefighters are battling the 750-hectare blaze near Drayton Valley in west-central Alberta, about 130 km southwest of Edmonton. When the fire was discovered Tuesday, it had destroyed about two hectares.
Air tankers, helicopters and heavy machinery are being used in an attempt to bring the fire under control.