New fires are still being seen in the Cariboo Fire Centre despite cooler and wetter weather conditions.
“Yesterday (Thursday) an issue with a tractor pulling a trailer started a new fire approximately 15km northwest of Anahim Lake,” says Fire Information Officer Natasha Broznitsky. “Crews and a helicopter responded and were able to contain the fire in a field at approximately 15 hectares in size and prevented it from spreading into nearby timber.”
Broznitsky says crews are back on site today to ensure the perimeter of the fire is contained and it does not spread any further.
She adds that the Elephant Hill Fire is still a wildfire of note.
“Although it’s being managed by the Kamloops Fire Centre a large portion of that fire is of course within the Cariboo Fire Centre and significantly impacted a number of communities in the South Cariboo area. So I don’t feel we’re there yet,” says Broznitsky in terms of if the 2017 wildfire season is over.