The Cariboo Fire Centre has responded to 10 new wildfires since last Thursday, with the largest one being in the Siwash area, around 30 kilometres southwest of Alexis Creek.
“It is nearly 50 hectares in size, but is now 100 per cent contained,” Cariboo Fire Centre’s information officer Jenny Fremlin says of the Siwash fire. “There are 48 personnel and one helicopter on site today.”
This season there have been 35 wildfires in the Cariboo region, burning a total of 146 hectares.
With the warm and dry weather conditions continuing and the long weekend coming, the Cariboo Fire Centre reminds the public to be vigilant with any fire use.
“People can burn within the parameters of the current open fire prohibition,” Fremlin says. “Campfire size is restricted to half a metre by half a metre.
We are still allowing small backyard burning at a metre by a metre size, just no more than two piles.”
For more information visit www.bcwildfire.ca.