Evacuation alert cancelled for wildfire near Lumby
A second fire burning near Téte Jaune Cache continued to grow overnight
Evacuation alerts have been cancelled for a wildfire burning out of control near Lumby, B.C.
The fire, which was about four hectares in size by Tuesday afternoon, is located near Cooper Road.
Helicopters and air tankers have already been attacking the flames and laying down fire retardant to slow its advance, and more firefighters are expected to be sent to battle the flames Wednesday.
Lumby Fire Chief Tony Clayton said because of volatile winds last night, evacuation alerts were issued for about 30 homes about two kilometres away, late Tuesday.
Residents of the affected homes on Cooper Road, Hurt Road and Deffies Creek were told to be prepared to leave immediately if conditions worsened.
The evacuation alert was cancelled Wednesday afternoon.
Fire near Tête Jaune Cache grows overnight
The Lumby fire is one of two significant fires reported in B.C.
A second fire burning near Tête Jaune Cache continued to grow overnight. Heavy winds hit the area and by Wednesday morning it was estimated to be 200 hectares. About 26 firefighters are still fighting that blaze.