Drifting smoke from Lytton fire

Smoke is drifting into the Southeast Fire Centre as firefighting crews work to put out a Cisco Road wildlife near Lytton.

Smoke is drifting into the Southeast Fire Centre as firefighting crews work to put out a Cisco Road wildlife near Lytton estimated to be around 600 hectares in size.

The Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is warning individuals that depending on prevailing winds, residents may continue to see dense smoke from the wildfire.

The public is being reminded to exercise proper precautions when lighting a Category 2 open fire, including not burning in windy conditions; locating a fire site away from buildings, trees and other combustible materials; having adequate people, water and hand tools available to prevent the fire from escaping; not leaving the fire unattended and ensuring that the fire is completely extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

Locals in the Southeast Fire Centre are also being advised to follow the Wildfire Act and its regulations, as an individual found responsible for causing a wildfire may be liable for fire suppression costs and damages.

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1-800-663-555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone. Information on current wildfire activity, road closures, air quality advisories and burning restrictions can be found at www.bcwildfire.ca