BRITISH COLUMBIA

Lytton Wildfire Partly Contained On 4th Day

06/14/2015 06:09 EDT | Updated 06/14/2016 05:59 EDT
LYTTON, B.C. - Firefighters have made headway over the weekend in the battle against a wildfire raging in British Columbia's Fraser Canyon.

The B.C. Wildfire Management Branch says crews have contained about 20 per cent of the 13-square-kilometre blaze, burning just south of Lytton, B.C.

One home has been destroyed in the flare-up and the Lytton First Nation has issued an evacuation order for about 10 others.

Additional properties in Lytton First Nation and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District are on evacuation alert.

Over the next four days, crews will conduct controlled burns around the fire to slow its spread.

Ninety-four firefighters, 10 helicopters and five pieces of heavy equipment have been brought in to respond to the blaze.

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Lytton, B.C. Wildfire, June 2015