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Comstock Lake Fire Nearly Half Contained

A lightning-caused wildfire located 7 km northeast of Comstock Lake is 45% contained.

BC Wildfire Service says that 85 firefighters, 34 contract firefighters, and 14 support staff are working Friday to burn out to machine guard where possible and mop up in established guards.

-BC Wildfire Service

“Burning out is a planned ignition strategy that reduces the fire activity by eliminating unburned forest fuels between a control line and a fire perimeter,” explained Comstock Lake Complex Information Officer, Forrest Tower.

“Burning out can bring the fire’s edge to a natural boundary like a lake or rock outcropping or to constructed boundaries like machine or handguard.”

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No structures are threatened by the fire that is estimated at 2,750 hectares in size.

Crews are also being supported by 2 helicopters and heavy equipment.

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