At least six homes were destroyed
10:32AM EDT July 16, 2022
The Nohumen Creek fire on the west side of the Fraser River northwest of Lytton, British Columbia has burned nearly 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres) since it was reported Thursday, July 14.
Fire officials said Friday that at least six homes were destroyed and that number could rise.
The BC Wildfire Service reports that fire behavior ranks fourth and fifth, meaning that it culminates, has a medium to fast rate of spread, and shows short-range detection.
Winds of 30 to 40 kilometers per hour (19 to 26 miles per hour) are pushing the fire westward away from the communities, according to the BC Wildfire Service in a Friday evening update. At the time there were no impacts on Interstate 1 or Interstate 12. The Lytton ferry was closed in both directions.
The two photos below were taken the day the fire started.
Evictions are in effect. Leighton First Nation has the details.
In late June of 2021, the Lytton Creek Fire burned more than 83,700 hectares (206,000 acres) and destroyed 90% of the village of Lytton. Two civilians were killed in the fire.