Huckleberry Road fire contained but others rage out of control

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      There are sighs of relief in Kelowna now that a nearby interface fire has been 100 percent contained. But other wildfires remain active.

      The Huckleberry fire north of Highway 33 near Joe Rich is still 55 hectares, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.

      An evacuation order to residents in the area has been partially lifted and Highway 33 is open to single-lane traffic.

      Meanwhile, the 16-hectare Tsulquate River fire near Port Hardy is still active.

      "The District of Port Hardy has issued an evacuation order for about 100 homes on Upper Carnarvon Road and Mayors Way as spark[s] were falling nearby," the B.C. Wildfire Service has reported. "People wishing to contact friends or relatives, or find out more about the evacuation, can contact Port Hardy's public line at 250 949-6665."

      A five-hectare interface fire is also still active on Vancouver Island's Dog Mountain. Cabins on Sproat Lake are being evacuated.

      Another 500-acre interface fire is zero percent contained 23 kilometres northwest of Pemberton. This Boulder Creek fire has prompted an evacuation order on both sides of the Lillooet Forest Service Road from the nine-kilometre mark to the top of Pemberton Valley.



      Richard S.

      Jul 5, 2015 at 8:19am

      I'm surprised that there's no mention of the Sechelt fire, which is now in its 4th day and encompassing over 165 acres. The smoke over Vancouver is thick this morning and there is ash falling from the sky in Southwest Vancouver. (Are these fires now the 'new normal'?)