Jenny Fremlin from the Cariboo Fire Centre has advised that a fire, currently .5 of a hectare in size, was discovered near the Williams Lake Sportsmen's Assocation Rod and Gun Club, in the Bond Lake area, just before 1:00pm this afternoon.
Presently a three-person crew, helicopter and air tanker are handling the fire, and an additional 15 fire fighters are en route.
Although buildings are as close as 500 metres away from where the fire is burning, it is not believed that any structures are threatened.
The cause of this fire is under investigation.
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cellphone or call toll-free to 1 800 663-5555. For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website at: bcwildfire.ca You can also follow the latest wildfire news on Twitter at: twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo or on Facebook at: facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo.
At 2:40pm this afternoon, one our readers submitted this photo of a fire she witnessed burning in the Springhouse area.
(Photo by Monika Petersen.)
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