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UPDATED: New fire near Comstock Lake ‘being held’

The fire is still 76 hectares in size

Updated, April 24 at 2:10 p.m.:

The fire started on Batnuni Road near Comstock Lake is now being held, according to Erin Bull, a Fire Information Officer for the Cariboo.

“So now that it’s being held, what that means is that with the resources currently committed to the fire, sufficient suppression action has been taken that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing boundaries,” says Bull.

It remains 76 hectares in size, with 21 firefighters, four pieces of heavy equipment and one helicopter still on site. Bull says snow also fell on the fire overnight.

Original:

A new fire started on Batnuni Road near Comstock Lake on Sunday, April 21, and is currently classified as out of control. It is 76 hectares in size.

There are 21 fire fighters on site at the fire with four pieces of heavy equipment and one helicopter.

A Fire Information Officer for the Cariboo Fire Centre, Erin Bull, says the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The fire is on Batnuni Road, located approximately seven kilometers northwest of Comstock Lake.

According to Bull, the fire is also located approximately 15 kilometres from Batnuni Lake, the nearest community.

This article will be updated when more information becomes available.

READ MORE: Cariboo Fire Centre announces Category Three fire ban in effect April 15



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