New Fire West of Williams Lake
Williams Lake, B.C.- One of the two new fires discovered today is abut 200 kms west of Williams Lake, and 20 kms west of Tatla Lake.
The fire is estimated to be 6 hectares in size. It is classified as being ‘Out of Control’ as of late this afternoon.
This wildfire does not pose an immediate threat to public safety or homes at this time. Smoke from the fire is visible from Highway 20. There are no impacts to the highway at this time.
There are currently airtankers, two helicopters and 10 firefighters on site. Heavy equipment is en route.
The BC Wildfire Service strongly urges members of the public to stay well away from the area where this wildfire is burning, since their presence could put the safety of firefighting crews and others at risk. Public access to a wildfire site is not allowed during fire suppression operations, under the provisions of the Wildfire Act and WorkSafeBC regulations.