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NEWS RELEASE · 18th July 2014
District of Kitimat
At 09:00 hours the current situation in regards to the forest fire located 2 km south of Kitimat near the Kitimat River is:

• The fire remains contained and forestry crews will be conducting a dangerous tree assessment followed by extinguishment of any active hot spots

• Kitimat Fire Department members maintained a fire watch throughout the night

• The total size of the fire has been estimated at approximately 1 hectare

• It has been determined that the fire was caused by an unattended camp fire

• Kitimat residents may experience the smell of smoke for the next few days due to low cloud

• Winds have subsided and rain is expected for the next few days which will help the situation

• As a final note, the public is reminded to ensure that all camp fires are monitored and

properly extinguished. A camp fire ban is in effect until further notice. Please refer to the BC Wild Fire website at http://bcwildfire.ca for more information.

• This will be the final update issued by the District of Kitimat.