Fighting the fires

Fighting the fires

An air tanker with the Wildfire Management Branch comes in for another load of fire-suppressing retardant.

  • Jul. 9, 2015 8:00 a.m.

An air tanker with the Wildfire Management Branch comes in for another load of fire-suppressing retardant at the Cariboo Fire Centre’s base at Puntzi Lake Wednesday evening.

To date, 50 homes have been evacuated and many more are on standby as the aggressive fire grew to more than 1,000 hectares in just 12 hours. See more on Pages A2 and A3.