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Nearly 30,000 hectare wildfire less than four km from Bennett Dam, eight km from Hudson’s Hope

More than 80 firefighters working either day or night.

Monday on the Battleship Mountain wildfire sees more than 80 firefighters working either day or night battling the blaze, with an additional 70 structure personnel and 12 helicopters being shared between the fires of the Battleship Complex as needed.

The east flank of the fire is approximately four km from the WAC Bennett Dam and eight km from the District of Hudson’s Hope.

Crews and equipment will be working hard to achieve containment on the leading edge on the east flank. Areas on the south flank of the fire are still displaying aggressive fire behaviour and is expected continued to over the coming days.

Night operations will continue Monday evening for crews to monitor fire behaviour overnight and perform small hand ignitions where safe to do so. Crews will work over the coming days to clean up unburnt fuel where ignition operations occurred today by performing hand ignitions to reinforce containment lines.