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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Smoke/Wildfire Update


City of Williams Lake

For Immediate Release

August 7, 2018

The City of Williams Lake would like to assure residents that at this time there are no wildfires in close proximity to City boundaries or major highway egress routes.

The BC Wildfire Service has advised that both wildfires of note in the Williams Lake zone, being the Junction Sheep Range Provincial Park and Tom Hutch Creek wildfires, currently show an ‘Under Control’ status. The increased smoke which blew in Monday evening is likely from the Horsefly zone wildfires, in which zone there are currently 3 wildfires of note, with the largest – east of Viewland Mountain – now updated as being one hundred percent contained.

Residents are reminded that a campfire ban is currently in effect in the Cariboo Fire Centre, and though our current fire danger rating is listed as moderate, with high and low pockets, warmer drier weather and increased winds have been forecast for our region.

All wildfires should be reported immediately to the BC Wildfire Service by calling 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cellphone.


For more information on wildfires, visit the BC Wildfire Service website at

Residents are also encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System by visiting the Cariboo Regional District at or the City of Williams Lake at

We stand ready to respond by way of accepting those affected by wildfires and doing what is necessary should the situation worsen.

For more information, contact: (250) 392-2311

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