Crews fighting to contain two wildfires near Lillooet and Tete Jaune Cache

By Doug Collins
May 29, 2017 - 4:45am Updated: May 29, 2017 - 9:07am

KAMLOOPS — Wildfire crews are working to suppress an interface fire that broke out yesterday near the Fountain Valley Road, eight kilometers east of Lillooet.

Air tankers worked the blaze yesterday, and crews on the ground have been working through the night to try to increase containment.

At last report, which was late last night, the fire had consumed 12 hectares.

Fire Information Officer Max Birkner says 32 firefighters are working to snuff the flames.

Two homes had been placed on evacuation alert, but are not reported to be immediately threatened.

Helicopters are also assisting ground crews in attacking the fire.

As of this point, the fire is zero per cent contained. No cause for the fire determined yet. 

 

Meanwhile, the fire just east of Tete Jaune Cache in the area of Mount Robson Provincial Park is still zero percent contained, but is holding steady at 574 hectares.

Fire officials say the fire isn't likely to spread based on its location and this week's weather forecasts.

94 firefighters are making good progress creating hand guards.

Two helicopters are also helping out. 

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