20 hectare wildfire burning
Update -- April 16
The evacuation alert issued by the Bridge River Indian Band has been rescinded for five homes on the Bridge River Indian Reserve.
A large wildfire has sprung up in the Bridge River area near Lillooet, causing four homes to be evacuated.
Wildfire crews with helicopter support responded last night, according to the BC Wildfire website.
The size of the blaze has grown to roughly 20 hectares and an evacuation alert is in effect for five more homes.
There are currently 21 firefighters in the area who will return to the scene today to continue mopping up the fire.
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