Still burning

Fire 107 – thought to have pretty much died down – woke up earlier this month and grew a bit bigger. It is located northeast of Chipewyan Lake in the extreme northeast of the Slave Lake district. Still listed as ‘out of control,’ it had exceeded 8,600 hectares in size by Sept. 4. Hot weather and brisk wind during the week didn’t help and as of Sept. 7 it was still active and still growing. There were two new fire starts on Sept. 6, but neither amounted to much. As of Sept. 7 one had been extinguished and the other – located west of Red Earth Creek – was being held. That brought the total number of fires for 2017 to 122, 120 of which were out. Smoke in the area was coming either from Fire 107, or drifting north and west from B.C. or fires in the States.

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