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Weather causes wildfire flare-up in 100 Mile area

Weather causes wildfire flare-up in 100 Mile area

The BC Wildfire Service says weather was behind increased fire activity within the 100 Mile Fire Zone Thursday.

The Houseman wildfire north of Horse Lake Ridge, forced the Cariboo Regional District to issue an evacuation order in the Houseman Road area Thursday night.  The fire is estimated at 12 hectares and is highly visible.

Crews and heavy equipment were met by aggressive fire behaviour on the 200 hectare Lang Lake wildfire.

The Wild Goose Lake fire grew to 1400 hectares Thursday, but is about 30 percent contained.  Crews are trying to get full containment.

The fire east of 70 Mile House also experienced aggressive behaviour Thursday and increased to an estimated 400 hectares. Aircraft and crews are working to contain the perimeter. The fire moved north towards previously burned areas in the Elephant Hill fire from 2017.

The Young Lake fire grew to 90 hectares and is demonstrating aggressive behavior, but officials say no communities or structures are threatened at this time.

The Wild Goose Lake, 70 Mile House, and Young Lake fires are located within the Thompson Nicola Regional District.

Residents of these areas should monitor www.tnrd.ca for any updates pertaining to evacuation alerts or orders.

There are no communities or structures threatened at this time, however, the BC Wildfire Service will continue to monitor the situation.

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