The Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton, British Columbia, spreads to 1,700 hectares


The out-of-control Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton, British Columbia, reached 1,700 hectares on Sunday afternoon.

BC Wildfire Service officials said the fire grew on the western flank, spreading upwards.

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“Temperatures are forecast to hit the mid-20s with winds blowing up to 40 mph Sunday afternoon,” BC Wildfire officials said on the website.

« Traces of precipitation are also forecast for the Lytton area today, but these amounts will not be significant enough to impact the fire. »

Wildfire firefighters are working on the northern and southern flanks.

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On the southern flank, crews are working to set up a water supply system while continuing to climb the slope, officials said.

« Crews are also working to secure a portion of the edge of the fire adjacent to Stryen Creek to prevent the fire from progressing into the southern Stein Valley, » wildfire officials said.

“They will also continue to spot hotspots and clean up around properties along the Fraser River.”

On the northern flank, the teams tackled the fire directly, fighting their way from the Fraser River to the power lines.

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Nohomin Creek Wildfire Out of Control

Nohomin Creek Wildfire Out of Control

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