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Smoke to continue to be visible in parts of the Cariboo

The Cariboo Fire Centre has issued a smoke visibility release for multiple parts of the region.

Out of control wildfires and wind is causing increased smoke visibility, though progress continues to be made in decreasing those fires.

“Since last night, we only have four active wildfires in the Central Cariboo Horsefly zone.” says Madison Dahl, Fire Information Officer.

“Those four wildfires are classified as out of control, and smoke from the fires is most likely going to be visible from the areas of Quesnel Lake, Horsefly, Likely and 150 Mile.”

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Yesterday, the fire centre made note of five wildfires in that same zone, four being out of control, and one under control.

Dahl added that the current out of control fires are classified as a modified response and are monitor only, due to the terrain, safety and ability of their crew.

Crews will continue to monitor the wildfires and make sure that they continue to stay as a monitor only fire.

As to how long the smoke will be visible for, Dahl says that it all comes down to wind needing to die down, but residents should still expect to see smoke.

The air quality health index continue to stay low for areas like Quesnel, which currently sits at a 2, and Williams Lake at a 3.

More information on current wildfire status can be found on the BC Wildfire Service’s website here.

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