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October 27, 2017 4:56 pm

‘Out of Control’ Wildfire Sparked 55 Kilometres West of Williams Lake

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 8:38 AM

Williams Lake, B.C. – Another wildfire to report in the Cariboo Fire Centre.

The latest was sparked last night near Raven Creek, approximately 24 kilometres southwest of Alexis Creek and 55 kilometres west of Williams Lake.

The BC Wildfire Service has mapped the fire at 125 hectares in size and have classified it as “out of control” as of 10 p.m. last night.

Airtankers, helicopters and 25 firefighters are currently on scene. No word yet on what caused it.

“The BC Wildfire Service is urging the public not to use the Alex Graham-Raven Lake Forest Service Road also know as the 1300 Road at this time” and to avoid the area in general “since their presence could put the safety of firefighting crews and others at risk.”

The Raven Creek fire is the third fire of note in the Cariboo since Friday. Two others – one 40 kilometres southwest of Lac La Hache and another 20 kilometres west of Tatla Lake – are now under control though the fire danger rating in the region remains high to extreme.


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