Wildfire evacuates northern British Columbia and lower Alaska
A huge wildfire is blazing in northern British Columbia and lower Alaska and has forced many to evacuate their homes, and has also closed the Alaska Highway.
Firefighters are working hard to contain the blaze, but the fire has grown to over 100 square kilometres since it began on Monday, and over 60 people have been forced to evacuate from Fireside, Coal River and the Muddy River Indian Reserve and the highway is shut down between Fort Nelson, BC and Watson Lake in the Yukon.
Fire officials said on Thursday that the blaze is showing extreme fire behaviour and is being tackled by 80 firefighters, four helicopters and four pieces of heavy equipment.
A huge fire in southern British Columbia near Lillooet is also about 15 square kilometres in size, in between Tyaughton and Gun Lakes and residents have been evacuated fromt he area.
Gold Bridge, Bralorne and Gun Lake are currently on evacuation alert.