UPDATE 3:45 p.m.
Firetrucks rushed to the scene of a large log pile on fire north of Quesnel early Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 9.
Flames were visible at the West Fraser log yard on Quesnel Hixon Road at 2:30 p.m.
Heavy smoke was billowing into the cemetery as firefighters were up against very windy conditions.
Flames could be seen shooting high into the air with the fire appearing to have spread to the embankment next to the cemetery.
Environment Canada was forecasting wind gusts of up to 50 km/h.
At 3:45 p.m., the Quesnel Fire Volunteer Fire Department, with the assistance of other fire departments, including the Cariboo Regional District, was working to prevent the blaze from spreading to the cemetery.
Thousands of logs were on fire.
More to come.