BC Wildfire Service crews continue to be on the scene of a fire 36 kilometers west of Williams Lake at Riske Creek.
Cariboo Fire Centre Information Officer Madison Dahl said it was discovered yesterday afternoon and is 50 hectares in size.
“We currently have 18 BC Wildfire Services personnel actioning the fire and a water tender on site and there has been no growth overnight. The fire is visible from both sides of the Highway and is classified as a Rank 1 Fire with minimal fire behavior.”
A community came together yesterday (Wednesday) to try to suppress a wildfire in Riske Creek.
Resident Bryan Poffenroth said from what everyone seen around in that area it was with the high winds that a couple of trees fell on the power line that set it off.
He says originally it was heading towards Huey and Shelly Laurens house which had it’s fair share of trouble in 2017.
“It was coming pretty hard and their son was home off the bus and he started fighting it with the garden hose and then everybody got there as quick as they could.” Poffenroth said, “We had some neighbours bring up water tanks, pumps, shovels, and rakes, whatever they could get a hold of and we fought er.”
Poffenroth added that pretty much of the same group that rallied back in 2017 was there again to help out along with a couple of members of the Riske Creek Volunteer Fire Department.