A view of Farwell Canyon

A view of Farwell Canyon

Crews continue working on wildfires at Farwell and Homathko River

Cariboo Fire Centre crews continue to tackle two wildfires in the Chilcotin region.

  • Aug. 4, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Cariboo Fire Centre crews continue to tackle two wildfires in the Chilcotin region.

The wildfire near Farwell Canyon discovered Tuesday is currently eight hectares in size, said Cariboo Fire Centre information officer Natasha Broznitsky Thursday.

“Crews have had success in their suppression efforts and we expect that the fire will be put into  ‘patrol’ stage after today’s work.”

A patrol stage denotes that the fire is not out, but is very inactive, and crews are working to thoroughly look for any remaining smokes and hot spots, she added.

Crews will continue to tackle the wildfire near the Homathko River- Tatlayoko Protected Area through the weekend.

“The fire has not grown in the last few days and is currently 70 per cent contained, in the areas that are accessible and safe to be worked by ground crews, which account for about 80 per cent of the total fire perimeter,” Broznitsky said.

In areas where access is not possible and not safe for ground crews, sprinkler systems will be set up if there is any risk of the fire spreading outwards from those areas.