Skip to content

Smoke visible in Quesnel Lake, Horsefly area from wildfires

The fire at the junction has been burning since May 19

There are currently five active wildfires in the Central Cariboo Horsefly Zone. Four are classified as Out of Control and one is classified as Under Control. Smoke from these fires may be visible in the areas of Quesnel Lake, Horsefly, Likely and 150 Mile.

Four of the fires are monitor only. A monitor only fire is a modified response fire that is being analyzed but is not receiving immediate suppression action and may be allowed to burn to achieve ecological or resource management objectives. All four of these fires are being monitored routinely by experienced officers, none of them are threatening structures or communities at this time.

Fire C30573 is classified as a modified response and is now considered to be Under Control. This means that it is being managed using a combination of suppression techniques to steer, contain or otherwise manage fire activity within a pre-determined perimeter.

Public and media are encouraged to monitor:

The BC Wildfire Service public map for local fire conditions,

The B.C. Air Quality website for current advisories and smoke forecasts,

The FireSmoke Canada website for current smoke conditions,

The DriveBC website for current road conditions and closures or delays due to visibility and/or wildfire, and

The Government of Canada’s weather information and public alerts website for local alerts and special weather statements.

Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from naturally caused fires. Always practice safe, responsible open fire use.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.

Do you have a comment about this story? email:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About the Author: Williams Lake Tribune Staff

Read more