The BC Wildfire Service is responding to two new wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre-both of which are suspected to be human-caused.
“One of these incidents is in the Anahim’s Flat area and is about 2.6 hectares in size. Ten firefighters responded last night and are on the scene again today working to contain the fire,” says Fire Information Officer Emily Epp.
“The second wildfire is located in the Canoe Creek area and is estimated at 60 hectares in size. The Cariboo Fire Centre is on-site assessing the fire to determine further action. No structures or property are threatened at this time.”
All open burning, other than campfires, will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre as of noon on Monday.
The BC Wildfire Service urges people planning to conduct an open burn before Monday, April 4 to use caution to help reduce the number of preventable wildfires.