Wildfire Causes Highway 1 Closure
Prince George, B.C. – Those heading south on Highway 97 today beware: a wildfire has closed Highway One from Ashcroft to Cache Creek in both directions.
The BC Wildfire Service lists the Ashcroft fire as 500 hectares in size. No word yet on when the highway will reopen.
The closure comes as fire danger ratings across the province reach “extreme.” One of those wildfires sparked yesterday and is now just seven kilometres west of 100 Mile House forcing both evacuation orders and alerts.