Three fires burning in Northern BC


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Three fires continue to burn in Northern BC.

The largest of the three, the Liard/Smith fire, remains at around 231 square kilometers.

According to the Ministry of Forest and Range, the fire is still 30 per cent contained. The fire is still threatening the Alaska Highway due to heavy smoke. Traffic control will be in place and delays can be expected until further notice.

Now, firefighters are tackling another blaze 50 miles away from the Liard/Smith fire. It was discovered on June 12th, and is remaining around 80 hectares in size.

Both fires are reported to be caused by lightning.

The third fire, which is burning 12 miles Northeast of Prophet River, has been estimated at roughly 300 hectares in size. It was discovered on Monday.

Meanwhile, a fire burning 65 km west of Lillooet is 70 per cent contained. The human-caused fire is estimated at eight thousand hectares in size. Evacuation Orders remain in effect for Marshall Lake, Liza Lake, and Carol Lake.

For more information on active fires, visit www.bcwildfires.ca