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Wildfires continue to spread

Aug. 20, 2010 - High winds in the Cariboo region of British Columbia caused extreme fire behaviour on all fires within the fire centre’s boundaries. Lightning was at the head of this cold front and caused 4 new fire starts within the last 24 hours.

August 20, 2010
By Williams Lake Tribune

Aug. 20, 2010 – Wednesday afternoon the expected cold front passed through the Cariboo
Fire Centre. Winds in the western part of the region were recorded at
almost 70 kilometres per hour. In Williams Lake, winds were sustained
at 30-40 kilometres per hour.

These winds did cause extreme fire
behaviour on all fires within the fire centre’s boundaries. Lightning
was at the head of this cold front and caused four new fire starts
within the last 24 hours. Today, aircraft will be patrolling the
Cariboo, to look for any new fires. | READ MORE