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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
June 6, 2017
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
BC Wildfire Service
Efforts continue on Pantage Lake wildfire

WILLIAMS LAKE – BC Wildfire Service crews are continuing their efforts to supress a wildfire burning about five kilometres south of Pantage Lake and 40 kilometres northwest of Quesnel.

Winds yesterday caused the fire to grow and, as of 8:30 a.m. on June 6, the fire is estimated to cover 158 hectares. It is 30% contained and does not pose an immediate threat to public safety or property at this time.

The fire was reported on June 4 and airtankers and crews responded that day. An investigation has determined that the fire was started by lightning.

Today, 60 firefighters and an incident management team are continuing work to establish control lines around the perimeter and are being supported by airtankers, four helicopters and heavy equipment.

Smoke from the Pantage Lake wildfire may be visible in nearby communities.

To report a wildfire, please call 1 800 663-5555.

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Natasha Broznitsky
Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Cariboo Fire Centre
778 799-2101

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