Crews continue to respond to a wildfire in the Homathko River Tatlayoko Protected Area.

Crews continue to respond to a wildfire in the Homathko River Tatlayoko Protected Area.

Crews responding to wildfire in Homathko River-Tatlayoko Protected Area

Crews are responding to a 14-hectare wildfire burning in the Homathko River-Tatlayoko Protected area.

  • Jul. 27, 2016 8:00 a.m.

BC Wildfire Service crews are responding to a 14-hectare wildfire burning in the Homathko River-Tatlayoko Protected Area, near the junction of the Homathko River and Mosley Creek, about 220 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake.

The BC Wildfire Service has 29 firefighters and two helicopters working on this fire.

Air tankers have also been used to support the work of ground crews. The fire is in a remote area and no communities or structures are being threatened at this time.

In spite of recent precipitation in parts of the Cariboo Fire Centre, the fire danger rating where the fire is burning is currently high, the fire centre said, noting fire danger ratings have increased throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre during the last few days and will likely continue to do so in response to the hot and dry weather forecasted for the region.

The public is urged to use caution while doing any Category 2 open burning and to fully extinguish campfires before leaving the area for any length of time.

Category 3 fires are still prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre.