A column of smoke from a wildfire near Fraser Lake is visible from Grad Rock near Cottonwood Park in Fort St. James.

Wildfire smoke over Stuart Lake

The smoke from a forest fire 21 kilometres north of Fraser Lake is blowing over Stuart Lake, but the fire is still a long ways off.

The smoke from a forest fire 21 kilometres north of Fraser Lake is blowing over Stuart Lake, but the fire is still a long ways off.

The fire, estimated to be around 170 hectares at the moment, is being actioned by two helicopters, an initial attack crew and air tankers.

The aircraft will work as long as light allows and heavy equipment is on its way as well.

The fire is still 29 kilometres south of the shores of Stuart Lake and 41 kilometres away from Fort St. James.

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