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Flood Falls Trail wildfire in Hope, B.C. grows to 271 hectares, evacuation alerts expanded
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Flood Falls Trail wildfire in Hope, B.C. grows to 271 hectares, evacuation alerts expanded

The wildfire burning in Hope, B.C.,  has more than quadrupled in size, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. Officials now estimate the fire to be at 271 hectares as of Saturday night, up from 65 earlier in the day.The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is burning out of control on a very steep section of terrain. Read more: Smoky skies forecasted for B.C.’s south coastal areas for the weekend, meteorologist says There is now a BC Wildfire Service incident management team monitoring the fire with 43 firefighters and seven helicopters fighting the blaze.At this time, no structures or infrastructure are in immediate risk, officials said.An evacuation alert has been expanded west to the nearby community of Laidlaw, in addition to an earlier alert in place for the ...
Wildfire forces evacuation orders in parts of Manning Park, B.C. – BC
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Wildfire forces evacuation orders in parts of Manning Park, B.C. – BC

Crews continue to battle a wildfire that has forced an evacuation order in parts of Manning Park, east of Hope. The Heather Lake wildfire is one of five wildfires of note in B.C.It has grown to an estimated 1,900 hectares in size and is burning about five kilometres southwest of Manning Park Resort, crossing the border from the U.S.While the resort is not immediately threatened, crews are working proactively to ensure its safety. 1:44 Alerts issued over B.C. wildfires Alerts issued over B.C. wildfires Read more: Wildfire prompts evacuation order near Hudson’s Hope, B.C. ...
New North Okanagan wildfire, east of Armstrong, estimated at 10 hectares
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New North Okanagan wildfire, east of Armstrong, estimated at 10 hectares

Not long after a new wildfire was discovered burning just south of Vernon on Friday afternoon, a second was found in the North Okanagan. The Vlem Creek wildfire is located around nine km directly east of Armstrong and is located in rugged terrain just north of Silver Star Provincial Park. Read more: Cosens Creek wildfire, just south of Vernon, sized at 4.6 hectares The fire was initially estimated to be five hectares in size but was later updated on Friday to 10 hectares.It was said to have Rank 3 behaviour, which is an organized front and a moderate rate of spread, with occasional tree candling.The BC Wildfire Service are responding to the Vlem Creek Wildfire (K41616) located approximately 9 km east of Armstrong. The fire is estimated at five hectares in si...