Wildfire burning near Rolla now under control - BC Wildfire Service
DAWSON CREEK -- A wildfire burning northwest of Rolla is now under control according to the BC Wildfire Service.
It was reported around 4pm on Saturday and with help from high winds, quickly grew to 6 hectares in size.
On Saturday evening, crews worked to build a guard around the fire. The wildfire is burning in a large stand of trees on 215th Road, north of the 224th Road intersection.
Heavy machinery and water bombers were brought in to contain the blaze. On Monday, crews were on the ground looking for hot spots
Charlie Kettner lives near the fire and said he was told to move his cattle out of “an abundance of caution."
According to the Wildfire Service the fire was human caused. Witnesses say a couple of people were shooting targets in the area before the fire started. The BC Wildfire Service so far has not confirm that.
The fire is burning 13.4 kilometres northwest of Rolla.