Crews Work To Set Up Containment On Fires Near Williams Lake
A crew member fights one of the numerous aggressive 2017 wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre. (supplied by BC Wildfire Service)
The fires that have led to evacuation alerts around the Williams Lake area remain out of control.
But Fire Information Officer Noelle Kekula says they are working to try and get some control with heavy equipment, crews and air support trying to establish containment lines.
Kekula says there are 20 wildfires burning in the area.
Here, she provides an update on the two that are closest to Williams Lake, beginning with the 150 Mile fire…
“The two closest to Williams Lake the 150-Mile House fire, we have 75 firefighters, 15 pieces of equipment and its approximately estimated at 2600 hectares and the Wildwood fire is also approximately 2500 hectares, 66 firefighters, 14 pieces of equipment and air support on those ones.”
Kekula says the Spokin Lake fire is roughly 460 hectares at last estimate.