Wildfire Near Lytton 50% Contained
Dropping fire retardant on the edge of the Cisco Road Fire- image courtesy B.C. Wildfire Management Branch
Kamloops, B.C. – Although smoke is still very visible, crews are making progress on the Cisco road fire, burning south of Lytton.The wildfire is now 50% contained.
About 200 fire fighters, aviation staff, and support staff are working to extinguish this wildfire which was first reported on June 11th.
The fire is estimated to be 1,885 hectares in size.. The increase in the size of the fire is due to controlled burning. The north side of the fire is the main focus, as that is the edge closest to structures.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but is believed to have been human caused as there was no lightning in the area when the fire was first reported.