Three Against the Wilderness

Wildfires in the Chilcotin and Cariboo August 2018

Posted in Uncategorized by stewartjc on August 9, 2018

The Williams Lake Tribune reported on 6 August:

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting 13 new wildfires were discovered in the Cariboo Fire Centre Sunday, Aug. 5.

Three were discovered in the Horsefly area, all of which are 0.01 hectares.

Six new fires were discovered in the 100 Mile Fire Zone, the largest being the Whale Lake fire estimated at one hectare in size. One 4.1 hectare fire was identified in the Chilcotin zone (later determined to be in Coastal Fire Centre jurisdiction), one spot fire in the Williams Lake area and the remaining two fires were located in the Quesnel Fire Zone.

There are a total of 78 active wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre, 33 fires are in Out of Control status, 19 are in Being Held status, and 26 wildfires are in Under Control Status. A total of 14 wildfires were called out yesterday.

Read the full report.