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Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, But It’s Not From Around Here

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A lot of Cariboo residents are experiencing smoky skies today and may be wondering where it is coming from.

Jessica Mack, a Fire Information Officer with the Cariboo Fire Centre, says it’s actually coming from a long ways away…

“We have been getting quite a few inquiries about the smoke, that is not only here but across the province, in the northern half of the province the smoke is attributed to an upper low that has pulled smoke into British Columbia from fires currently burning in Manitoba and Ontario and today there is actually smoke that is accredited to regions such as Siberia and Eurasia.”

Mack says there are no fires of note in our region, although she does say there are three small fires burning…

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“We have one that is burning near Nazko Lake Park which is northwest of Alexis Creek, we have one in Grain Creek which is on the north arm of Quesnel Lake, and then the new fire that started last night, which is the 135 Mile fire, and that one is now considered under control.”

Meanwhile, campfires are still allowed in the Cariboo Fire Centre region, but Mack says that could change by next week if the hot, dry weather continues through the weekend.

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