Hasler FSR closed due to Hasler Flats wildfire

PRINCE GEORGE – The Peace Natural Resource District, at the request of BC Wildfire Service has implemented a road closure on Hasler Forest Service Road (FSR) from 0km to 26km due to increased fire activity on the Hasler Flats wildfire (G71148).

A windshift today is pushing the Hasler Flats wildfire southwest towards the Hasler FSR. Out of an abundance of caution and to protect the health and safety of the public, the BC Wildfire Service recommended the closure which was enacted earlier today by the Peace Natural Resource District manager. Members of the public are asked to arrange alternate routes at this time. The road will be reopened when it is deemed safe to do so by officers on site. Please refer to the Hasler Flats wildfire of note page for up to date information on the Hasler Road closure.

The Hasler Flats wildfire is now estimated at 104 hectares in size. Crews are encountering increased fire behaviour due to the large availability of dry fuels, steep terrain, and wind influence. These factors combined with hot and dry conditions are contributing to the observed increase in fire size. Fire activity may increase in the event of thunderstorms over the next few days.

Thirty-two firefighters, three helicopters, and seven pieces of heavy equipment are engaged in fire suppression on this incident.

Photo of the Hasler FSR next to the Hasler Flats wildfire (G71148)

PGFC Information Team
BC Wildfire Service
Ministry of Forests
(250) 561-4629