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Fire south of Canadian border in Washington sees minimal growth to the north

The Stickpin Fire burning in Washington State is pictured in this contributed photo taken on Aug. 13, 2015.
Image Credit: Contributed/U.S. National Forest Service
August 22, 2015 - 1:00 PM

GRAND FORKS, B.C. - A raging wildfire in Washington state that is burning 4.5 kilometres south of the Canadian border has seen minimal growth to the north.

The Stickpin fire is mapped at 168 square kilometres and there have been no evacuation alerts or orders issued for Christina Lake or Grand Forks in British Columbia.

The B.C. Wildfire Service says the fire remains a strong concern and it will send resources including two 20-person attack crews this weekend.

Fire information officer Fanny Bernard says the service is completing reconnaissance and finalizing plans today.

She says U.S. crews have been working extremely hard on the blaze and the Canadian firefighters will take control of the northern section.

She says the fire has seen a lot of heat and dry, burning conditions but did not grow further toward the border overnight.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2015
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