Entire Lillooet District Evacuated, Fire Uncontained
The Mount McLean fire raging near Lillooet, B.C., took a dangerous turn for the worse Sunday night, forcing more than 2,000 residents to be evacuated on short notice.
The fire was reported on July 22, and has since spread across more than 26 square kilometres. Due to the rapid spread of the fire, the entire Lillooet District and the T'it'q'et and Bridge River reserves have
Now, despite nearly two weeks of hard work by 60 firefighters, aided by 15 helicopters and 13 pieces of heavy machinery, the fire is no longer considered contained on any side.
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