Elephant Hill and Plateau fire continue to grow

By Vanessa Ybarra
September 1, 2017 - 11:36am

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — The Plateau fire continues to grow.

The fire located 60 kilometres west of Quesnel and 60 kilometres northwest of Williams Lake is now measured at 500-thousand hectares.

Kamloops Fire Centre Information Officer Max Birkner says the north and east end of the fire has seen the most growth in the last few days.

"We do have crews very busy putting up protective guards near the village of Nazko to protect homes in the area," said Birkner.  "Progress on the fire in general is good, but we continue to experience hot and dry conditions in the area which is making it challenging."

The Elephant Hill fire has grown to 186-thousand hectares in size and is 50 percent contained.

Increasing temperatures and wind is forecast throughout the Cariboo and Kamloops region this weekend. 

Crown land closed within Rocky Mountain Resource District due to fire risk