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Cariboo Wildfire Update: Wednesday, July 19

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The fire fighters appear to be winning in the South and North Cariboo.

Heather Rice is the Fire Information Officer in charge of the Gustafson fire that forced the evacuation of 100 Mile House.

It is now 45 percent contained, up from 35…

“We’re continuing to work all of our guard lines, there is hose and guard lines all the way around the fire now so now what we are doing what we call pushing in those guard lines further into the black which are the burned out areas, and continue to hit up hot spots that are within those guards.

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In the Quesnel area, the West Fraser Complex of Fires, according to the BC Wildfire Service, is now 100 percent contained or “under control.”

The Green Mountain fire, that has Kersley residents on evacuation alert south of Quesnel, is still 60 percent contained.

No change this morning on the fires burning in the Central Cariboo.

That includes the White Lake fire that forced the evacuation of Williams Lake.

It is still just 10 percent contained and is more than 8100 hectares in size and the Wildwood fire that is 13.215 hectares and 20 percent contained.

And in the Chilcotin, the Hanceville/Riske Creek fire remains 98 thousand hectares and zero percent contained.

Fire Information Officer Leslie Lozinski says the smoke prevented them from getting air support yesterday but she says they still managed to get a lot of work done…

“We did some work with crews and heavy equipment to put a guard around the north side, we did some back burning along the southeast side and I did some structure protection along the south side of that fire.”

Lozinski confirms that they have lost some out buildings because of that fire.

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