BC Wildfire Service continues to fight a wildfire about five kilometres south of Pantage Lake and 40 Kilometres northwest of Quesnel.
Fire Information Officer Natasha Broznitsky has this update.
“As of 8:30 this morning (Tuesday) the size of the fire is estimated at 158 hectres and is thirty percent contained. The wildfire is still not a threat to public safety or property at this time and the investigation of the cause has wrapped up and it’s determined that this fire was caused by lightning”.
Broznitsky says they have 60 firefighters as well as an incident management team working to establish control lines around the perimeter and they’re being supported by air tankers, 4 helicopters and heavy equipment.
Smoke for the Pantage Lake wildfire may be visible in nearby communities.