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RCMP say Elephant Hill fire wasn't caused by train activity

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August 10, 2017 - 9:36 AM

ASHCROFT - Police and B.C. Wildfire have ruled out train rail line activities as a possible cause of the Elephant Hill Wildfire.

B.C. RCMP says in a news release that they can now rule out train traffic and rail maintenance as possible causes of the fire.

The Elephant Hill wildfire began south of Ashcroft on July 6 and as of today, Aug. 10, is more than 117,000 hectares and has forced evacuations.

Anyone with information on the Elephant Hill wildfire is asked to call the RCMP tip line at 1-855-685-8788.

Fore up to date information on evacuations in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, go here or follow @TNRD on Twitter.

For up to date road closures and available detours, go here or follow @DriveBC on Twitter.

For the latest information on the size and activity of wildfires go here or follow @BCGovFireInfo on Twitter.

To report a wildfire, call 1 800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cellphone.


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