Battling Cariboo wildfire

BC Wildfire Service crews are battling a 14-hectare wildfire burning in a protected area, near the junction of the Homathko River and Mosley Creek.

Twenty-nine firefighters and two helicopters are working on the fire about 220 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake – with more support from air tankers, according to Natasha Broznitsky with the Cariboo Fire Centre.

“The fire is in a remote area and no communities or structures are being threatened at this time,” said Broznitsky.

Although there has been recent rainfall in parts of the Cariboo Fire Centre, the fire danger rating where the fire is burning remains high.

“Fire danger ratings have increased throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre over the last few days and will likely continue to do so in response to the hot and dry weather forecasted for the region.”

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