The Cariboo Regional District has now confirmed that eight known structures have been lost due to the wildfires in the region.
CRD Chair Al Richmond…
“Six homes, 1 shop and 1 shed. I have contacted all the people that have experienced losses, so if they haven’t heard from me then their homes are safe. We’re now aware of losses at 105 mile, but we need to do an inventory and then contact people appropriately.”
Richmond says four of those homes, the shop and the shed were in the 150-Mile area and two homes were at 108-Mile.
He says it is a miracle that more homes weren’t lost…
“I believe so, i have been on the ground at the 108, at 108 you have a house hit, another house standing there with a bit of siding melted on it, and then the next house standing on the other side destroyed. So within three of four lots there are two houses gone and the other one still standing.”
Richmond says you can where people had their lawns cut that in some cases the fire actually stopped.
There has been no human loss because of the Cariboo wildfires.