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UPDATE: Fire now 10 per cent contained

“The fire is 2,700 hectares in size and zero per cent contained.”

UPDATE: 5:50 p.m.

The Princeton wildfire is now 10 per cent contained but remains at 2,700 hectares in size.

Crews are working to get a solid machine guard which is helping with containment.

According to Marg Drysdale the winds have not picked up and remained the same for the last two days and are expected be calm at least until Friday.

There are 146 firefighters on site, a management team of 12, 17 pieces of heavy equipment, six water tenders and 30 industry personnel including personnel supplied by Weyerhaeuser .


There has been little change since yesterday in the status of the Princeton fire, according to Marg Drysdale, information officer for the onsite Incident Management Team from Wildfire BC.

Overnight, however, air tanker support was brought in.

“They did drop some retardant, so people in the area may have seen that,” she said.

“The fire is 2,700 hectares in size and zero per cent contained, although they are working very hard to get some containment. We may have an update later in the day on that.”

This morning there are 146 firefighters attached to the blaze, supported by the eight- person IMT, eight helicopters, 17 pieces of heavy equipment, six water tenders and 30 industry personnel.

The fire has not moved significantly in any one direction in the past few days, said Drysdale.

Princeton fire map by Carmen Weld on Scribd

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