WATCH: Large fire northwest of Fort St. John continues to grow, prompting evacuation orders
Firefighters from British Columbia are still trying to estimate the size of a large wildfire in Northern B.C. that has now crossed the provincial boundary and is burning eastward into Alberta.
The B.C. Wildfire Service said crews from B.C. are helping their Alberta counterparts by managing flames on both sides of the boundary.
More than 70 firefighters are trying to contain the blaze, covering roughly 90 square kilometres.
The fire was sparked April 18th, approximately 60 kilometres northeast of Fort St. John, but it still not yet contained.
The Beatton Airport Road fire, 50 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John, is now estimated to cover 120 square kilometres of bush, prompting two evacuation orders, the latest one posted Friday morning.
The fire was originally estimated at 85 per cent contained, but that is being reassessed as flames have jumped the Alaska Highway where a travel advisory remains in effect.