A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

UPDATE: Fire north of Clinton-Loon Lake forest service road at 200 hectares in size

The fire is currently being battled by a tanker, helicopter and six firefighters

UPDATE: Overnight the fire near the Clinton-Loon Lake Forst Service Road has grown to 200 hectares.

Over the course of Wednesday, BC BC Wildfire Service information officer Jessica Mack said 23 firefighters, five pieces of heavy equipment and two aircraft were working to fight the fire. Mack said that the fire was moving in a north-eastern direction.

ORIGINAL STORY: Air tankers are battling a 2.5-ha wildfire near the Clinton-Loon Lake Forest Service Road.

BC Wildfire Service information officer Jessica Mack said six firefighters with the support of a helicopter were also working to contain the blaze.

The fire was easily accessible thanks to the road and nearby ATV trails, Mack said. At this time there are no structures threatened by the fire, which is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike.

More to come.



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