Smoke from Nimpo Lake, taken from the Highway at the Nimpo Lake Store. (Ted Hlokoff photos)

Smoke from Nimpo Lake, taken from the Highway at the Nimpo Lake Store. (Ted Hlokoff photos)

Update: Wildfire south of Anahim Lake 50 per cent contained

The estimated size of the fire, as of Sunday evening was 71 hectares

A wildfire south of Anahim Lake was 50 per cent contained by Sunday evening and has not seen any growth from Saturday, fire information officer Jessica Mack told the Tribune.

“It has been mapped at 71 hectares, there are 55 resources with three helicopters on site,” Mack said.

Original:

The BC Wildfire Service is battling a blaze 37 kilometres south of Anahim Lake.

The estimated size of the fire, located northeast of Stewart Lake, as of Sunday morning was 40 hectares, and the fire is currently listed as being out of control, but 25 per cent contained.

The fire, discovered Friday, is producing a significant amount of smoke, which is drifting north to the communities of Nimpo and Charlotte Lake.

Thirty-six firefighters and three helicopters have been deployed to battle the wildfire. Airtankers and skimmers are also on site.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, the Cariboo Fire Centre has had 60 new fire starts since Wednesday.

They said initial attack has been exceptionally successful and 45 of those fires have now been called out.

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Update: Wildfire south of Anahim Lake 50 per cent contained

Smoke from Nimpo Lake, taken from the Highway at the Nimpo Lake Store. (Ted Hlokoff photos)

Smoke from Nimpo Lake, taken from the Highway at the Nimpo Lake Store. (Ted Hlokoff photos)

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