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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 ...