Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton, B.C. grows to 1,700 hectares

The out-of-control Nohomin Creek Wildfire near Lytton, BC, has grown to 1,700 hectares by Sunday afternoon.

BC Wildfire Service officials say a fire has broken out on the west side and is spreading upward.

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“Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-20s Sunday afternoon with winds up to 40 km/h,” BC wildfire officials said on their website.

Heavy rainfall is expected in the Lyteton area today, but these amounts will not be enough to affect the fire.

Wildfire firefighters are working on the north and south sides.

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On the south side, workers are continuing to climb the slope, where they are working to lay a drainage system, he said.

“Crews are working to protect a portion of the fire’s edge near Stern Creek to prevent the fire from spreading into the southern part of Stein Valley,” wildfire officials said.

“They will also continue to desilt and clean up properties along the Fraser River.”

To the north, crews are attacking the fire directly from the Fraser River to the waterline.

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The out-of-control Nohomin Creek wildfire

The out-of-control Nohomin Creek wildfire

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