September 03, 2016 - 4:02 PM
LYTTON - The South Spencer Road fire that prompted several evacuation orders is now 55 per cent contained.
Fire information officer Max Birkner says the fire is now 55 per cent contained, a figure that's increased slightly from 50 per cent reported at 9 a.m. today in an information bulletin.
Today, Sept. 3, B.C. Wildfire estimates the fire is 532 hectares in size. There are 84 fire fighters, two pieces of heavy equipment and three helicopters on site.
"Today crews will continue direct attack, and will work to further establish water delivery systems, construct bulldozer containment lines, fuel-free areas and guards. Danger tree assessment is being conducted in all areas prior to entry by a crew. Smoke will continue to be visible on the mountain sides around Lytton," Birkner says.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but is suspected to be human caused.
"Lytton is expecting to see showers this afternoon, so that would be a great help, " Birkner says.
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