A small fire popped up in between Rich Bar and Kersley Friday afternoon (April 5) Screenshot/ BC Wildfire Service Map

UPDATE: Small fire reported south of Quesnel never left the property on which the burning began

The 0.2-hectare blaze appeared on the B.C. Wildfire Interactive Map Friday afternoon

Update:

The B.C. Wildfire Service has confirmed the small fire reported south of Quesnel on Friday afternoon (April 5) was human-caused and did not end up leaving the property on which it began.

“Someone was doing some burning on their property, and it got a little out of hand,” Kevin Skrepnek, chief fire information officer with B.C. Wildfire Service, said Saturday, April 6. “We did send one officer to respond and check it out, but it never left their property, and [there are] no concerns going forward.”

Original story:

A 0.2-hectare fire popped up south of Quesnel on the B.C. Wildfire Interactive Map on Friday (April 5).

According to the map, the fire is located 100 metres west of Bovet Brooke, located approximately halfway between Rich Bar and Kersley on the west side of the Fraser River.

There is no news on how the fire started or how it is being managed at this time.

The blaze is one of two new fires in the Cariboo Fire Centre.

A 7.5-ha. fire is burning slightly south of McLeese Lake, as well. According to the wildfire map, it was human-caused.

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