Wildfire near Rose Lake in Lakes District. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Update: Wildfire near Rose Lake cutoff road grows to 25 ha

Firefighters on scene

A wildfire was spotted earlier today near Rose Lake cutoff road and was at 4 ha, has now grown to 25 ha.

BC Wildfire’s Northwest Fire Centre (NWFC) confirmed that a wildfire is currently burning near the Rose Lake cutoff road. The spokesperson for the NWFC also said that there were two helicopters, air tankers as well as heavy equipment en route to fight the fire.

“We are dealing with very challenging conditions and we will be working through the night,” said the representative.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The BCWS was notified and the firefighting crew was immediately dispatched. The wildfire dashboard however could take up to two hours to update with the new fire information, according to the representative.

The representative didn’t have any additional details but said that all the necessary crew will be diverted to fighting the fire near Rose Lake.

We will continue updating as we get the information.

B.C. Wildfires 2021