Ashcroft Reserve fire remains uncontained, but burning away from Cache Creek

By James Peters
July 13, 2017 - 12:08pm Updated: July 13, 2017 - 5:44pm

ASHCROFT, B.C. — There is no containment yet on the 11,500-hectare Ashcroft Reserve fire burning near Cache Creek, but there is some positive news there.

Fire Information Officer Ellie DuPont says the danger to the community of Cache Creek appears to be decreasing.

"They've managed to push it up the hill, away from the town. There were some homes that were, I believe, on the north flank that had to get some sprinkler protection units on them, but that was two nights ago — as far as I hear, there has not been any evacuations,"

DuPont says crews will conduct burnoff activities today, weather permitting, so if members of the public see new plumes of smoke, that is likely the source.

She notes there is no word when evacuees may be allowed back home, nor when highways through the area will re-open.

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