Eagle Lake fire, which was one kilometre southeast of Pollywag Lake, near Tatla Lake, was called out Monday, said fire information officer Emily Epp.
“It was 1.86 hectares in size and we had 13 firefighters and a helicopter working on it over the weekend.”
Since Aug. 6, BC Wildfire Service personnel responded to eight new fires in the Cariboo Fire Centre.
All were small, lightning-caused fires with the largest being the Pollywag Lake fire and a 1.2 hectare fire near Hanceville.
Thirteen firefighters worked on the fire near Hanceville over the weekend and it was out on Sunday.
The rest of the six new fires were 0.01 hectares in size and only two are still being worked on by crews; the rest are out at this time.
The two remaining active fires are by Crooked Lake and north of Gotchen Lake.
Although there has been recent precipitation, the fire danger ratings are beginning to rise again in the Cariboo Fire Centre.
This week’s weather forecast indicates a return to seasonal weather with sunny days and warm temperatures.
Epp said the BC Wildfire Service would like to thank the public for respecting the open burning restrictions that are in place to reduce the number of human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
Recent lightning in the Cariboo Fire Centre region may have sparked some fires. We appreciate the public’s help in reporting any smoke or flames by calling 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell-phone.