Fire Blazes Near Lillooet, B.C., Evacuations Are In Order
The untypical July weather in British Columbia, Canada, involving heat waves and thunderstorms, is sparking more fires throughout the province. A fire started by a lightning strike last Wednesday is burning next to a small community of Lillooet in southern British Columbia, prompting evacuations for Lillooet's population of less than three thousand people. The fire remains uncontained. The municipality has called a local state of emergency. More developments to follow.
Homes along the northeast shore of Seton Lake, west of Lillooet, B.C., were ordered evacuated late Sunday afternoon. The Mount McLean forest fire was sparked by lightning last Wednesday and now covers 10 square kilometres in steep terrain near Lillooet, 250 kilometres northeast of Vancouver.
The Squamish Lillooet Regional District has declared a local state of emergency for Electoral Area B, covering a large area around Lillooet and the Duffy Lake corridor, west of the community.
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