Human cased wildfires have been keeping the Cariboo Fire Centre busy.
Fire Information Officer, Olivia Pojar says as of today (April 13th) there have been 11 wildfires within the Cariboo Fire Centre jurisdiction; all human-caused.
“Those fires are entirely preventable.”
“In general, the public needs to take all of the proper care before they decide to start burning. That involves checking local restrictions for the area that they live in, paying attention to the weather conditions, and just some basic fire smart principles.”
Pojar says five Cariboo Fire Centre personnel are currently patrolling a 355-hectare fire 2 km northeast of Farwell Canyon.
Pojar adds that it’s proving to be a volatile time of year.
“The fuels on the ground are mostly dead; they’re vegetation left over from last year. Even if the soil is quite wet, the fuels themselves can be very dry so they ignite and spread very quickly.”
The Centre is also patrolling a 21-hectare fire adjacent to Christie Road Bridge.
Both fires were discovered on April 8th.