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Lytton Area Fire Doubles

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 10:06 AM


Kamloops, B.C.- The  wildfire burning  south of  Lytton has double in size overnight and is now estimated to be  about 1300 hectares.

(photo at right of fire courtesy BC Wildfire Management Branch)An evacuation order has been issued b the Lytton First Nations Band for 10 properties,  residents  of another 60-65 properties are on evacuation alert.

Sprinkler protection has been set up on  properties immediately at risk.

Crews  conducted burn off operations last evening and overnight, and crews are  keeping a close watch  for high winds.

The fire is generating a great deal of smoke which is being carried throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre region.  Smoke is visible  within the Kamloops, Merritt and Vernon  areas.

The cause of the fire has not been  determined, but  early indications are it was human caused as there had been no  lightning strikes in the area when the fire  was reported.



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