The Cariboo Fire Centre is responding to three fires caused by lightning storms that moved through the Quesnel, Barkerville and Wells areas on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
These fires are currently being assessed by Wildfire Management Branch personnel to determine what resources will be necessary to contain them. They are all small, spot-sized wildfires and none of them is currently threatening any property or infrastructure. Air patrols will be conducted later today to locate any additional fires sparked by the lightning storms.
These lightning storms and the resulting wildfires serve as a reminder that continued vigilance is required to prevent person-caused fires, so the Wildfire Management Branch can focus its efforts on naturally occurring fires.
While there is currently no campfire ban in the Cariboo Fire Centre, it is important that the public remain vigilant and practise proper campfire safety. Never leave a campfire unattended and always extinguish it completely before leaving the area for any length of time.
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cellphone or 1 800-663-5555 toll-free.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website: www.bcwildfire.ca
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Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Cariboo Fire Centre