A 271-hectare wildfire southeast of Chimney Lake caused by lightning and discovered on July 18 is now 100 per cent contained.
“A fuel-free area has been created and tied into some natural barriers,” Cariboo Fire Centre information officer Jenny Fremlin says. “There’s been very little fire activity in the last few days. They received about 11 mils of rain yesterday.”
Eighty-three firefighters remain at the fire, along with five pieces of heavy equipment, one helicopter and a type two management team, supporting the crew on logistics, plans and operations.
Fifteen new fires erupted over the weekend in the region, mostly in remote areas, but they remain small and many are already fully distinguished, Fremlin adds.
Ten fires continue to burn within the region — the majority in mop-up or patrol stages.