UPDATE (TODAY): Erin Bull, fire information officer for the Cariboo Fire Centre, confirmed today that the fire near Greeny Lake is now out.
The status of the Drewry Lake fire has also been changed and is now “under control”. Bull explained that this status change indicates that “the fire has received sufficient suppression action to ensure that there’s no further spread of the fire.”
The Drewry Lake fire is still estimated at approximately 4.7 hectares in size. Bull said Wednesday afternoon that the fire’s size should not change, now that it’s status is under control.
ORIGINAL: The BC Wildfire Service has responded to two new wildfires in the South Cariboo area on June 18.
A 3.5-hectare wildfire near Drewry Lake, 30 kilometres northeast of Lone Butte, and a .009 hectare-wildfire just north of Greeny Lake.
An air tanker and one piece of heavy equipment are responding to the Drewry Lake fire. An aerial assessment has been completed and 23 firefighters are responding.
#Cariboo update: #BCWildfire has 23 firefighters, air tanker support & one piece of heavy equipment responding to a fire at Drewry Lake ~30 km NE of Lone Butte. A three-person crew is en route to another fire at Greeny Lake. Smoke may be visible from nearby communities & #BCHwy97 pic.twitter.com/TMfCnI9tm4
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) June 18, 2019
A three-person initial attack crew is en route to the Greeny Lake fire.
Smoke may be visible to the surrounding communities and Highway 97, however, both fires are not threatening any communities or structures at this time.
They are also expected to be lightning caused.