Cariboo fires have burned 125 hectares

The Cariboo Fire Centre has responded to 36 fires this season that have burned a total of 125 hectares.

The Cariboo Fire Centre has responded to 36 fires this season that have burned a total of 125 hectares.

There are currently no active fires, although the centre says with the upcoming  warmer weather in the forecast the fire centre will patrol for any “hold over” fires — fires that may be smouldering and with hotter and drier temperatures grow.

Active patrols occur daily.

One fire resulted from a series of lightning strikes early last week. The blaze occurred under the power lines near Woodland Drive in the afternoon on Aug. 13.

The fire danger rating in Williams Lake is moderate.

This year’s quieter season has allowed crews to be deployed to other areas of the country, says fire information officer Jenny Fremlin.

There are a total of 53 personnel fighting fires out of province. Fremlin points out that “sufficient” resources remain to respond to fires that may occur in the region. Twenty-eight of the 36 fires this season have been human caused.

A restriction on open burning is in effect in the Cariboo Fire Centre. That prohibits burning waste or other materials larger than one metre by one metre; burning more than two open fires of any size; burning stubble or grass over area or size and using fireworks or burning barrels.

The restrictions pertain to burning on Crown land.