It’s only April, and already wildfires are sparking across the province.
Ryan Turcot with the BC Wildfire service says the blaze is quite large.
“The wildfire is estimated to be roughly 1000 hectares in size, although that is an early estimate and that number still needs to be refined…there’s a lot of smoke right now coming from the fire.”
The fire is 5 kilometers northwest of Nazko, and about 90 kilometers west of Quesnel.
As of Friday 10 firefighters are on scene with heavy equipment, and Turcot says more resources are on the way.
“We will have an additional 65 fire-fighters on the incident, as well as two helicopters and four more pieces of heavy equipment.”
It’s not yet known what started the fire.