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Weather Aiding Efforts Of BC Wildfire Personnel In The Cariboo

Jessica Mack, Fire Information Officer at the Cariboo Fire Centre said within our Fire Zone  23 fires have started since last Thursday ( May 18) due to a lightning storm that went through the region.

Since then Mack added that they have been able to call out 13 of them.

She noted that the largest fire in the Cariboo Fire Zone is the Emerald Lake wildfire in the South Cariboo.

“The Emerald Lake wildfire is estimated to be 536 hectares in size and is now being classified as held.”

In the Quesnel Fire Zone Mack said the Tzenzaicut fire is 116 hectares and gave this update.

“We have a control line around 100 percent of the fire and the objective today is to patrol the North side of that incident 25 feet in looking for any remaining heat that may be left on that fire. And on the South side we’re working to do patrol and mop up for 100 percent of that area.”

Earlier today (Tuesday) the Cariboo Regional District rescinded both the Evacuation Order and Alert in the Tzenzaicut Lake Area.

Both the Alert and Order were issued over the long weekend.

And for the Pelican Lake Wildfire in the Chilcotin, Mack said there has been no growth in a number of day and is now classified as under control.

On Sunday afternoon at 3:30, the Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre lifted the evacuation alert for the Pelican Lake area fire which was  issued last thursday (May 18) morning just after 9.

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