Crews continue to fight Heffley Louis Creek Road Fire

Smoke and airplanes can still be seen from the community of Whitecroft on July 27.

Smoke is still visible from the Heffley Louis Creek Road Fire near the village of Whitecroft.

The blaze that was first reported yesterday afternoon is now estimated at 1.1 hectares. Ground and air crews attacked the fire hard yesterday evening and ground crews worked overnight to suppress the flames.

Air support and ground crews are on scene today. Fire information officer Justine Hunse said the terrain is difficult because it is steep and heavily timbered.

There is still no threat to structures in the area. No information is currently available on containment or the number of firefighters or aircraft working in the area.

Smoke from the Martin Mountain Fire near Monte Lake could be seen from Whitecroft and McGillivray Lake last night.

Reports were made of a fire near Paul Lake but firefighters confirmed there was no fire in that area.

UPDATE 5:30 p.m.

Ten Firefighters and one officer were on scene today supported by tankers and skimmers.

No further information will be available until the morning of July 28.

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behavior call *5555 on a cellphone or 1-800-663-5555.

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