Winds will create problems for firefighters in the Interior

By Doug Collins
July 10, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: July 10, 2017 - 7:21am

KAMLOOPS — Gusty winds are going to be a serious problems for those fighting the wildfires in the B.C. interior.

The dangers from gusting winds create difficulty for crews to establish guards, and often the unpredictable winds create danger for firefighters who have to fall back for their own safety.

The biggest problem area right now is the wildfire at 100 Mile House.

The entire community has been evacuated, and evacuees are making their way across highway 24 and up to the evacuation centre in Prince George.

That fire was estimated at 5,000 hectares last night and is 0 percent contained.

The Ashcroft Reserve fire is now about 4400 hectares, and Cache Creek is deserted. Ashcroft is still on evacuation alert.

Little Fort has been evacuated, and there are two fires burning in that area. Highway 5 is still open, but you're urged not to use the road unless you have to. 

Two new evacuation orders were issued last night. One for the Scottie Creek-HiHium area and one for Loon Lake. 

Details of all the orders and alerts are on the TNRD web page.

Premier-designate John Horgan meets with evacuees