100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. – A wildfire in British Columbia’s Cariboo region has scorched more than 12 square kilometres of bush near 100 Mile House.
The wildfire has scorched more than 12 square kilometres of bush near 100 Mile House, B.C. Credit: @BCGovFireInfo.
The BC Wildfire Service says heavy smoke makes it difficult to determine the exact size of the fire, but it has grown exponentially since being reported Thursday along the Gustafsen forest service road about 10 kilometres west of 100 Mile House.
“The conditions we are seeing out there are just so hot and dry, that has really driven the behaviour we have seen out there,” said BC Wildfire Service chief information officer Kevin Skrepnek.