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Crews respond to human-caused wildfires in the Cariboo

Crews from the Cariboo Fire Centre are responding to wildfires caused by humans.

Fire Information Officer, Emily Epp says these are an indication of the dry conditions this spring and how fires can quickly spread, especially when driven by wind.

“We recognize that this is a great time of year to clean up your yards and prepare to reduce the wildfire risk on your property, but we have actually responded to several fires this week that were caused by grass burning.”

Epp says windy conditions are expected throughout this weekend and urges the public to use caution when conducting open burning-watching for changing weather conditions, and having enough people, water, and hand tools to keep your fire under control.

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The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to a 1.5-hectare wildfire near Buffalo Creek with the assistance of the 100 Mile House and Forest Grove fire departments.

The wildfire is suspected to be human-caused and is located east of 100 Mile House along the Canim-Hendrix Lake Road.

The fire is not growing rapidly and no structures or property are threatened at this time.

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