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Major Progress on Puntzi Lake Fire

Monday, July 20, 2015 @ 4:51 PM

Williams Lake, B.C. –  Fire fighting crews have made  significant progress on the Puntzi Lake fire, which is now  said to be 67% contained.

The  fire was not as aggressive yesterday  as had been  anticipated,  as  winds were lighter than  predicted.

Dozer guards have been established around the majority of the fire’s perimeter and direct attack efforts from the crews have successfully increased the containment of the fire. Crews continue to work towards full containment through direct attack, burn-out operations, mop up activities and patrols of quieter areas.  The fire size is now estimated at 8,142 hectares due to the addition of burn-out operation areas.

The other major  fire in the Cariboo Fire Centre,  the Bald Mountain wildfire,  is now 100 per cent contained. Crews have established guard and laid hose around fire, which was mapped at 655 hectares in size. Crews are now patrolling the fire and suppressing any remaining hot spots.


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