Wildfire near Lytton, B.C., grows, evacuation alert remains in effect
|Toronto Star 19 Jun 2021 at 20:27|
LYTTON, B.C. - British Columbia’s Wildfire Service says a blaze in the Fraser Canyon has been renamed and is now classified as out-of-control after charring 2.5 square kilometres south of Lytton, B.C.
The service says the George Road wildfire, which grew to more than twice its size since it began Wednesday is suspected to be human-caused but remains under investigation.
It says helicopter crews are assisting firefighters in areas that are inaccessible because part of the blaze is on steep terrain.
Evacuation alerts have been issued by Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the Lytton First Nation for 10 homes in the area.