Tete Jaune Cache Fire Grows to 200 Hectares
Tete Jaune Cache, B.C. – The Tete Jaune Cache wildfire continues to rage on.
The human-caused blaze was sparked yesterday and is located north of Highway 16 about 5 kilometres east of Tete Jaune Cache.
“The incident took some precipitation, but due to aggressive winds overnight, the size is estimated at 200 hectares,” says the BC Wildfire Service.
Twenty-six firefighters and two officers have been deployed to the scene. Crews are also working on two spot fires that are south of Highway 16 with hose lay. These spot fires are currently under control.
So far, the Tete Jaune Cache fire is zero per cent contained and is the largest in the province. It is not an interface fire (though no further details are available at this time).
The public is advised to be cautious due to smoke in the valley and to check drivebc.ca for road conditions.