The Euchiniko Lakes wildfire, located approximately 125 kilometres west of Quesnel is now estimated at 1,600 hectares in size. Hot, dry conditions, low relative humidity and strong winds in the area have challenged fire suppression efforts.
The lightning-caused fire was discovered on July 8, 2014, and has grown significantly since then. Forty-one firefighters, supported by helicopters and eight pieces of heavy equipment continued to build guard around the fire today. The fire is currently burning Rank 3 (moderately vigorous surface fire) and more growth is expected.