The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a new wildfire about 40 kilometres southwest of Lac La Hache.
The fire which was discovered Friday was estimated to be 8 hectares in size. It has now grown to 36.4 hectares and as of 9:03 pm yesterday was classified as ‘active’.
“This wildfire does not pose an immediate threat to public safety or homes at this time,” said Natasha Broznitsky, a fire information officer in an information bulletin. “This fire is burning in close proximity to provincial transmission lines, and authorities have been notified. This fire is also approximately 5 kilometres away from Esketem’c First Nation Territory, and members of the Esketem’c First Nation have been engaged.”
The cause of this fire is unknown at this time.
The BC Wildfire Service strongly urges members of the public to stay well away from the area
where this wildfire is burning, since their presence could put the safety of firefighting crews and others at risk. Public access to a wildfire site is not allowed during fire suppression operations, under the provisions of the Wildfire Act and WorkSafeBC regulations.
Any fires, open burning violations, and abandoned campfires can be reported to 1 800-663-5555 or
*5555 on a cell phone.