Now, an incident involving a vehicle on fire has taken place this afternoon on a highway north of Hope, B.C.
Around 2 p.m., B.C. Highway Patrol Chilliwack announced that a vehicle fire on Highway 5 near the Othello pull-out prompted the closure of Highway 5 at the Highway 3/Highway 5 split.
The B.C. Wildfire Service sent a helicopter with a water bucket to the location.
In an update around 4 p.m., B.C. Highway Patrol stated that it was clearing the scene of the vehicle fire. Fire crews remained on scene to monitor the site for any flare-ups.
No injuries were reported.
According to DriveBC, northbound single-lane traffic around the scene is expected to reopen (southbound and westbound lanes weren’t affected during this incident).