UPDATE (4 p.m. Wednesday, June 30):
The BC Wildfire Service has confirmed a new fire east of Horsefly at McKinley Lake has grown to 150 hectares in size, as of Wednesday afternoon.
“Currently, 32 personnel are responding to the fire and are supported by a helicopter,” said BCWS information officer Jessica Mack.
“Air tankers were on site.”
Mack noted no structures are being threatened currently, however, the recreation campsite is closed to the public to allow firefighting personnel to conduct fire suppression operations safely.
A new wildfire east of Horsefly at McKinley Lake early Wednesday afternoon is being responded to by the BC Wildfire Service.
The BCWS interactive map shows the fire is situated at the east end of McKinley Lake, listed at 4 hectares in size as of 3:30 p.m. June 30. The cause of the fire is listed as human caused.
McKinley Lake is located roughly 35 kilometres east of Horsefly.
Since the beginning of this week, 49 new wildfires have errupted in B.C. — 24 of those in the past two days — according to the BCWS.
We’ll update with more information as it becomes available.