Seven small fires erupted in the Cariboo region since Sunday, with the largest being just over four hectares.
That one is located 25 kilometres southwest of Riske Creek in a remote location.
“Today 23 personnel and two water trucks remain on site. The fire is 100 per cent guarded and 100 per cent contained,” Cariboo Fire Centre information officer Jenny Fremlin said Tuesday.
All but one of the new fires are suspected to have been caused by lightning and are likely hold-over fires sparked by storms that came through the region on Aug. 4.
“We did receive a significant amount of lightning in the south of our region Monday night and will be monitoring for fires there when the moisture dissipates,” Fremlin notes.
Firefighters from the Cariboo region have also been deployed to the Prince George region to assist with fires in that region.