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Wildfire Updates: Friday, July 10

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.

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