An uncontrolled forest fire burns about fifteen kilometers from Lillooet | Forest fires in Canada

You are browsing the Radio-Canada website

Go to main contentGo to footerNavigation help Start of main content

commentsAccess the comments section

Open in full screen mode

The Tiffen Creek Fire is burning near Highway 99, north of Lillooet.

Photo: BC Wildfire


Posted at 11:22 p.m. EDT

BC Wildfire says its crews are responding to an uncontained wildfire located approximately 15 km north of Lillooet, British Columbia.

Lillooet is located about 100 kilometers west of Kamloops.

Monday at 8 p.m., BC Wildfire indicated that 60 hectares had gone up in smoke.

The fire department says on its Facebook page that the Tiffen Creek wildfire is very visible from Route 99, as well as from the towns of Lillooet and Pavilion.

The fire is considered uncontained, burning on a steep slope and spreading at a moderate rate.

The service indicates that two rapid response teams, a sustained response team, a helicopter and air tankers are mobilized.

Monday evening, BC Wildfire specified that no structure was threatened.

Motorists are invited to consult Drive BC for updates on the status of Highway 99 near Lillooet.

With information from The Canadian Press

Comments comments

Newsletter HERE British Columbia

Once a day, receive the essential regional news.



PREV Major fire in a building in the 2nd arrondissement, four injured
NEXT What to do in Mèze? Five ideas for outings in this commune of the Bassin de Thau