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

Photo: BC Wildfire

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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

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