The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to a new wildfire in the Cariboo Fire Centre about 10 kilometres west of the rural community of Big Creek, which is about 90 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake.
Smoke may be visible from nearby areas. The wildfire was discovered early Tuesday morning and is estimated at nine hectares in size.
There is no threat to structures in the area at this time.Airtankers are responding to the wildfire in support of 26 firefighters, five pieces of heavy equipment and two helicopters on site.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or dial *555 on a cell phone.
For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit www.bcwildfire.ca or call 1-888-3-FOREST.