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At least 47 structures damaged by Alkali Lake fires
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At least 47 structures damaged by Alkali Lake fires

Strong winds and increased smoke caused the Alkali Lake wildfire near Telegraph Creek to once again grow overnight.

Now covering more than 35 thousand hectares, the second largest wildfire currently burning in the province, has a crew of more than 170 firefighters working to extinguish it.

Four water tenders are now set up and working in the city as air crews continue their attempts to limit the damage to structures within Telegraph Creek and Glenora.

An Incident Management Team from New Zealand will be joining crews today, which already include an Australian team.

Today, structure specialists are onsite, strategically placing and repositioning equipment as needed.

As of this morning, 27 structures have been damaged inside of Telegraph Creek, with another 20 outside of the village damaged as a result of the Alkali Lake fire.

Additional smoke will be visible in Dease Lake and Iskut today due to shifting winds and weather conditions.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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