The wildfire closest to Quesnel is being held, according to the Cariboo Fire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Map)

The wildfire closest to Quesnel is being held, according to the Cariboo Fire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Map)

10 firefighting personnel working on spot-wildfire near Wonderland Trails east of Quesnel

The lightning caused fire is only 0.01 hectares, and is being held by firefighters

A small spot wildfire near the Wonderland Trail Network is being held according to the Cariboo Fire Service.

The lightning-caused fire was detected on Aug. 4. Fire Information Officer Madison Smith explained the fire is very small — around 5 metres by 5 metres. Ten firefighting personnel are working on the fire today (Aug. 5).

READ MORE: New development on the horizon for Quesnel’s Wonderland Trail Network

Two other new spot fires were discovered near Wells. A fire on Island Mountain is under control, and a fire near Stewart Creek is out of control, but being worked on. A firefighting helicopter was working on the Stewart Creek fire on Aug. 4.

Two wildfires are still classified as out of control inside Bowron Lake Provincial Park.

A complete map of active wildfires is available at governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/f0ac328d88c74d07aa2ee385abe2a41b.

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