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Abandoned camp fire blamed for Cariboo wildfire

Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

Williams Lake, B.C. – Heading into the long weekend,  the BC Wildfire  Service is reminding the public to be extra careful with campfires.

Last weekend,  there were four new  human caused fires in the Cariboo Fire Centre, and one of them was sparked by an abandoned campfire.

This wildfire, located at Suey Bay on Horsefly Lake, was discovered on Sunday, August 30. Thanks to reports from the public, crews were able to respond quickly and contained the fire at 1.5 hectares.

That  wildfire is under investigation   and the BC Wildfire Service is asking the public for  help in  determining who was responsible.
Anyone with information about suspicious activity around the Suey Bay Recreation Site on the weekend is encouraged to call BC Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1 800 222-8477 or submit a web tip at www.bccrimestoppers.com.

Campfire bans have been lifted throughout most of the province but remain in place  west of the  Fraser River   within the Cariboo Fire Centre.

There will be patrols throughout the long weekend to make sure  campers are complying with the  laws related to campfires and open burning.  Last weekend  186  campsites within the  Cariboo fire Centre were  visited, and two tickets were issued .  One was for having  a campfire over the  legal size which is  0.5 metres wide, and 0.5 metres high, the other ticket was for  abandoning a campfire.



NO wonder we keep getting new legislation, rules thrown at us, all because of some imbeciles actions…….incredible.

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