Wildfire Near Williston Lake
Column of smoke visible from fire near Williston Lake- photo submitted
Prince George, B.C.- BC Wildfire firefighters are working on a wildfire located about 72 kms on the Finlay Forest Service Road near the south end of Williston Lake.
The fire was reported late yesterday afternoon and is estimated to be about 6 hectares in size.
Amanda Reynolds with the Prince George Fire Centre says there have been 9 crew members working on containment lines overnight “We did manage to have an air tanker wrap the fire in retardant”
The fire has not seen any significant growth overnight.
While the cause of the fire has not been determined, it is suspected this one was sparked by lightning which rolled through the region earlier this week .
At noon today, fire restrictions come into effect throughout the Prince George Fire Centre. (see previous story)