Wildfire near Lytton burns out of control

There's an evacuation alert in place for 10 residences near the Gorge Road blaze

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      An active wildfire seven kilometres south of Lytton covers 350 hectares. That makes it nearly as large as Vancouver's Stanley Park.

      The Gorge Road wildfire is adjacent to Highway 1 in an area that is often one of the hottest areas of B.C.

      There is an evacuation alert in place for 10 residences.

      It's classified as being "out of control", with 77 people fighting the fire with the help of nine helicopters, two water tenders, and two pieces of heavy equipment.

      The blaze was discovered on June 16 and is believed to be human-caused.

      Lytton is at the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers.

      Ground crews are fighting the Gorge Road wildfire.
      B.C. Wildfire Service