Update: A wildfire burning southeastmof Anahim Lake is now 75 hectares in size, but 50 percent contained.
That from Jessica Mack, a Fire Information Officer with the Cariboo Fire Centre…
“We do have 54 personnel on site and two aircraft that are attached to that incident. Right now they’re focusing on putting a hose lay on the fire and progress is looking really good. It did take some rain yesterday which really helped with fire behavior and the fire behavior is down from the weekend, which is good news.”
Mack says there are some cabins in and around that area but that at this point nothing is being threatened.
She says the cause of this fire, which was originally discovered on Friday, remains under investigation.
Original Story: A significant amount of smoke is drifting to the communities of Nimpo and Charlotte Lake as BC Wildfire Service continues to fight a fire about 37 kilometers southeast of Anahim Lake.
54 firefighters and 3 helicopters were on scene of the blaze that is estimated to be 40 hectares in size Sunday.
While classified out of control the Wildfire Service said the fire does not have the potential to involve buildings and forest fuel or vegetation simultaneously as it is not an interface fire.
The cause of the fire which was discovered Friday is under investigation.
Through June 20-June 23 the Cariboo Fire Centre responded to 60 wildfires with an exceptionally high success rate and 45 of those fires being called out.