Crews respond to wildfire near 100 Mile House

BC Wildfire Service responding to a 1.5-hectare wildfire near Buffalo Creek, assisted by 100 Mile House and Forest Grove fire departments.

  • Mar. 18, 2016 1:00 p.m.

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a 1.5-hectare wildfire near Buffalo Creek with the assistance of the 100 Mile House and Forest Grove fire departments.

The wildfire is suspected to be human-caused and is located east of 100 Mile House along the Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. The fire is not growing rapidly and no structures or property are threatened at this time.

With the assistance of local fire departments, the Cariboo Fire Centre has responded to several wildfires this week which were caused by grass burning. These fires are an indication of the dry conditions this spring and how fires can spread quickly, especially when driven by wind.

Windy conditions are expected throughout this weekend and the public is urged to use caution when conducting open burning. Please watch for changing weather conditions and have enough people, water and hand tools ready to keep your fire under control.

To report a wildfire, abandoned campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or dial *5555 on a cellphone.

For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca or call 1 888 3-FOREST.