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B.C. crews fighting fire near Puntzi Lake

A fire, seven kilometres north of Puntzi Lake, has BC Wildfire Service urging people to stay safe by staying far away from the area.

At last estimate, the fire was at 182 hectares and is being fought by 49 firefighter and two helicopters.

The wildfire was reported on May 16, and the cause is under investigation.

While the fire isn’t growing significantly, firefighters worked to establish a perimeter.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, the wildfire is not currently an immediate threat to public safety or property at this time.

For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, you can call 1 888 3-FOREST (1 888 336-7378) or visit the BC Wildfire Service website.



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