B.C Wildfire Grows Larger Due To Strong Winds, Forecast Says More Is Expected


Weather conditions in B.C are making things a little difficult for fire men and women fighting wild fire burning in most parts of the province.

Through a tweet Sunday, B.C Wildfire Service stated they were anticipating yet another tough day of fire growth and behavior because of increasing wind speed and dry conditions.

Strong winds have made it tough for the fire crew facing the Tremont Creek wildfire, to the west of Kamloops. The fire grew approximately 20000 hectares in just a day.

Sunday data shows that it had covered 63000 hectares. So far, about 28000 properties are facing an evacuation alert, while 6300 are under an evacuation order, and that includes Logan Lake. The fire has already reached the town, although no property has been damaged.

Early morning last Sunday, air crews managed to douse flames from above, however, by the afternoon, the smoke had become too much causing air support to halt its activities.

In the meantime, Lytton, an area that has already been ravage by wildfire, is facing yet another evacuation order. Properties are under threat of the George Roads and Mowhowkam Creek fires, which are currently raging between Boston Bar and Lytton, to the East of Highway 1.

Farther out to the East, White Rock Lake Wildfire is out of control to west of Vernon. Last Sunday, Thick ash and smoke covered most of the city as wind speeds picked.

The wildfire Service said they expect increasing wind speeds across the south in the following days.


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