Information provided by Fire Information Officer Terry Murphy, Friday morning:
- Puntzi Lake
–>has not changed as far as size goes from yesterday remaining at 1200 hectares
–>crews working overnight managed to establish 80% of a fireguard in place with about 1km to go
–>76 firefighters, 3 helicopters, air tankers, and 8 pieces of heavy equipment remain on site
- Farwell Canyon (Bald Mountain)
–>pretty much same shape as yesterday. Has been measured in at 440 hectares this morning.
–>equipment and crews from yesterday continue suppression efforts
- near Rideau Lake Road
–> in mop-up stage
Murphy says crews will be actively monitoring the weather which according to Environment Canada is calling for a 60% chance of showers or thunderstorms today and tomorrow.
He reminds individuals that a province-wide campfire, open-burning, and firework ban remains in effect.
Fire danger ratings have risen to extreme in the Cariboo Fire Centre.