Wildfire near Lytton doubles in size to 500 ha. – Burns Lake Lakes District News

More workers have been sent to fight an uncontrolled wildfire that has spread to 500 hectares near Liton.

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) moved 40 more firefighters to the Naomi Creek area, two kilometers northwest of the community, on the morning of July 15. This was in addition to the 32 crew and two helicopters that were on fire after it started. July 14. Ground workers remain on site for one night, and an emergency command team will be formed in the next few days. RCMP is also in place.

On the night of July 14, several pending evacuation orders were issued by Lytton First Nation (LFN).

  • Naomi IS 23
  • Papyum IRs 27, 27A
  • Liton IR 278
  • Papyrus tomb 27 c
  • Stryen IR 9 (West of Stein River)

Residents of those areas were told to go to a reception center in Liloot. The Thompson Nicolas Regional District Emergency Operations Center (TNRDEOC) has ordered the evacuation of Spencer by polling station “I” (Blue Sky Country), northwest of Liton, west of the Fraser River, north of IR 27 and south of IR 9B. As shown in the attached map. Residents in those areas were told to go to Liloot.

TNRDEOC has issued a release warning for 31 properties on maps north of Liton north of Highway 12, west of the Fraser River and north of the Stein River to the border of the Swedish Liloot Regional District (SLRD).

There are reports of buildings being destroyed by BCWS, TNRDEOC or LFN unconfirmed buildings. On July 14, wildfires were tested by wind and poor access. Around Canada Canada issued a weather forecast for July 15 in the Lithuanian region, forecasting sun and clouds, 30 ° C and winds up to 50 km / h.

There are no impacts to Highway 1 or Highway 12 in the Litton area, but Liton Ferry is closed in both directions according to DriveBC. More information about evacuation orders, alerts and emergency services is available on the TNRDEOC, LFN and EmergencyInfoBC websites.

There are currently 18 active wildfires, most of them in the northwestern part of the province.

@Gary Barnes109
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