Evacuation alert issued as wildfire grows in the Lillooet, BC, Canada
A wildfire is burning east of Lillooet. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Two homes east of Lillooet, B.C., have been placed on evacuation alert as a wildfire burns nearby.
“The fire is near the Fountain Valley Road which is close to Lillooet,” said Kamloop Fire Centre information officer Max Birkner. “That fire is now 12 hectares in size and in full response — that means we have 32 firefighters on scene,”
Flames were spotted Sunday in the bush about eight kilometres east of Lillooet on the east side of the Fraser River and was originally reported to be 9 hectares in size.
The fire is not contained and Birkner says investigators are now on site trying to determine how it started.
Temperatures around Lillooet are expected to reach 34 C today and Environment Canada is not forecasting showers for the region until at least Wednesday.
Birkner said even though there is flooding in many valleys the recent warm weather has quickly dried out “fire fuels” in some areas, raising the fire danger to high.
Courtesy of cbc.ca