A wildfire burns near Little Fort. Image credit: Twitter/@crazibeauty75

UPDATE: Little movement on wildfires Sunday

Most of Little Fort and the Dunn Lake area were ordered evacuated Friday night

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m.

The wildfire located west and north of Dunn Lake has held at 897 hectares and zero per cent contained, according to the BC Wildfire Service’s evening update.

A total 11 firefighters, one response officer, one helicopter, two pieces of heavy equipment and six structural protection unit personnel were on scene battling that blaze today.

The Thuya Lake Road fire has also showed no movement today, still estimated at 315 hectares with no containment.

Ten firefighters, one response officer, a helicopter, one piece of heavy equipment and two water tenders were on scene today

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UPDATE: 3 p.m.

The wildfires located west and north of Dunn Lake have grown significantly, now estimated at 897 hectares and zero per cent contained.

Wells Gray Provincial Park was officially closed to the public Sunday Morning

As a result of the fires, most of Little Fort and the Dunn Lake area were evacuated Friday night, and more residents are ready to go.

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UPDATE: July 9 at 9 a.m.

The wildfire located west and north of Dunn Lake has grown signicantly, now estimated at 897 hectares and zero per cent contained.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, 11 firefighters, one response officer, one helicopter, two pieces of heavy equipment and six structural protection unit personnel are on scene battling that blaze today.

“The terrain in this area is very rocky and provides challenging access for heavy equipment. Smoke is thick is the surrounding area, hampering visibility to crews and aircraft,” writes the BC Wildfire Service.

The Thuya Lake Road fire showed little movement overnight, now estimated at 315 hectares with no containment.

Ten firefighters, one response officer, a helicopter, two pieces of heavy equipment and two water tenders are on scene today

“Difficult terrain is proving to make access difficult for heavy equipment in some areas. Smoke is thick is the surrounding area, hampering visibility to crews and aircraft,” adds BC Wildfire.

No public access to Wells Gray Provincial Park will be allowed after 8 a.m. on Sunday. Anyone currently in the park is required to leave the area.

For full details on the evacuation orders and alerts see below.

UPDATE: 9 p.m.

No public access to Wells Gray Provincial Park will be allowed after 8 a.m. on Sunday. Anyone currently in the park is required to leave the area.

The Thuya Lake Road fire is now estimated at 300 hectares and is considered out of control.

Ten firefighters, one response officer, two pieces of heavy equipment and one water tender were on scene battling the blaze today.

The wildfire located west and north of Dunn Lake is holding at 120 hectares.

Thirteen firefighters, one response officer, two pieces of heavy equipment and eight structural protection unit personnel were on scene battling that blaze today.

For full details on the evacuation orders and alerts see below.

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ORIGINAL:

A wildfire located west and north of Dunn Lake has hit 120 hectares, with both fires expected to converge into one large fire today.

The BC Wildfire Service reports three firefighters and six structural protection personnel are on site today, assisted by one rotary-wing aircraft and an officer on site.

Local fire departments and authorities are assisting BC Wildfire Service with these fires.

Most of Little Fort and the Dunn Lake area were ordered evacuated Friday night, with further evacuations today.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued an evacuation order for residents in Little Fort, west and south of Lemieux Creek, and everyone north of Dunn Lake.

An evacuation alert was also issued for properties east of Lemieux Creek in Little Fort due to the Thuya Lake Road fire.

This wildfire is about 50 hectares in size.

The BC Wildfire Service reports a rotary-wing aircraft and one officer is on site with more crews en route for that fire.

Local fire departments and authorities are assisting BC Wildfire Service with this fire as well.

All those evacuated are advised to go to a reception centre set up at the Legion Hall in Clearwater.

For full details on the evacuation orders and alerts see below.

More to come.

Evacuation Order Little Fort July 7, 2017 w Map by Carmen Weld on Scribd

Evacuation Order and Map – Dunn Lake – July 7 2017 by Carmen Weld on Scribd

Evacuation Alert – Little Fort July 7, 2017 w Map by Carmen Weld on Scribd

 

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