We now have a wildfire burning in the North Cariboo as well.

The Cariboo Fire Centre has yet to respond to our calls but Quesnel Fire Chief Sylvain Gauthier does have some of the details…

“We received a call from a citizen regarding a forest fire on Dragon Lake Mountain which is southeast of the City, we had our duty officer respond south of town around the Walmart area and they had a good visual and it is considered a pretty large fire on Dragon Lake Mountain.”

Gauthier says the forestry office has been notified.

Because it is outside of their jurisdiction, Gauthier says they are just waiting to see if their resources are needed.