An initial attack crew with BC Wildfire Service extinguished a spot fire that was the result of an abandoned campfire Saturday at Hen Ingram Lake.
“Certainly a concern due to the cause of it being an abandoned campfire,” says fire information officer Claire Allen.
“Things are drying out quite quickly across the province especially with this heat wave that we are still experiencing and are expecting to have warm temperatures continuing through the week. So we’re really urging all folks to be extremely cautious if they are enjoying the outdoors, making sure they have water and hand tools on hand if they will be having a campfire, and extremely cautious with any kind of activity that could lead to a wildfire.”
12 BC Wildfire Service personnel assisted by a water tender meanwhile attended a suspected lighting caused fire Sunday in the Alkali Lake area, 4 kilometers south of Place Lake.
“All expectations with the prevailing conditions and resources we have on that fire is that it will be under control by the end of today,” Allen said.