An air tanker that sits at the bottom of Puntzi Lake following a crash Friday afternoon has not hampered the efforts of crews in battling the 1200 hectare blaze.
Kelsey Winter, a Fire Information Officer with the Cariboo Fire Centre, says several resources are available in the province.
“So already actually, currently we have another group of tankers working on that same fire, so we are able to move those resources around based on priority.”
“We are receiving support from out of province as well.”
The air tanker pilot who was able to exit the aircraft and was brought to shore was taken to the Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake for observation.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Winter says the incident serves as a reminder of the associated risks with fighting wildfires.
She says that almost half of all wildfires crews respond to are human-caused and reminds individuals to be careful when they’re outdoors.