File photo

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



community@quesnelobserver.com

Like us on Facebook

Just Posted

The wonderfully weird, musically zany Al Simmons comes to the Cariboo

Simmons will play Quesnel’s Billy Barker Days on Friday and ArtsWells on the August long weekend

PHOTOS: Billy Barker Days opens in Quesnel!

The 45th Annual Billy Barker Days Festival features free fun for the whole family until Sunday night

Chiefs honour Tsilhqot’in leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago today

Chief Joe Alphonse says they want his remains returned to his homeland in B.C.’s Cariboo region

Quesnel’s BB Day Society shows love for sponsors

The 45th annual festival will run from July 18 until July 21

Barkerville’s Sixth Annual Indigenous Celebrations takes place July 20

This year’s event will also be the soft launch of Indigenous programming at the historic site

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Two toddler siblings found drowned on First Nation in Alberta

The siblings were found drowned on their family’s property, according to RCMP

Most Read