A prescribed burn is underway (October 17) approximately 10 kilometres west of Williams Lake and 3 kilometres north of Highway 20.
BC Wildfire Service is conducting it to support the Williams Lake Community Forest to help reduce the wildfire risks in the area.
The burn will be approximately 20 hectares in the grassland benchmark area.
Smoke will be visible from Williams Lake and surrounding areas, and to motorists travelling on Highway 20.
BC Wildfire Service said there is extreme smoke in the Cariboo that is coming up from the south including Washington.
The Yunesit’in Government in partnership with BC Wildfire Service will also be conducting a prescribed burn approximately 7 kilometres west of the Yunesit’in community and 25 kilometres east of Alexis Creek on the south side of the Chilcotin River.
It’s anticipated to take place on October 18 and 19 and will be about 88 hectares in size.
BC Wildfire Service said smoke and flames from this burn will be highly visible from Yunesit’in, Highway 20 and surrounding areas.
This fire will be closely monitored at all times.