Lytton First Nation evacuation order expanded for Stein Mountain wildfire – The Free Press

Aug. 23, 2023

2nd order issued; evacuation route is north to Lillooet on the Westside/North Spencer Road

An evacuation order for Lytton First Nation was expanded Tuesday evening (Aug. 22) due to the Stein Mountain wildfire.

The out-of-control Stein Mountain wildfire is listed at 1,811 hectares and was first discovered on July 12. It’s burning about 12 kilometres northwest of Lytton.

In a tweet, BC Wildfire Service said the fire was seeing increased activity Tuesday with “with strong southerly winds pushing the fire up the Fraser Canyon, roughly four kilometres north.” It added that structure protection personnel were actively engaged in structure defense, with 18 wildfire service personnel and one water tender on site throughout the night.

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