Three Valley Gap wildfire grows to 309 hectares

3 Valley fire grows 5 times

A wildfire burning above Three Valley Gap has grown five times in size to an estimated 309 hectares.

In a Thursday evening update, the BC Wildfire Service says the Three Valley Lake wildfire continues to burn out of control.

Due to heavy smoke, however, an accurate update on size is unavailable. Earlier this week, it was listed at 60 hectares in size.

An evacuation order for the Three Valley Gap Chateau and area bordering the north side of the Trans-Canada Highway remains in effect as does an evacuation alert for two properties west of the highway.

The wildfire service continues to monitor the fire.

Structural protection specialists remain on scene, and CP Rail has been protecting the rail line that runs through the area.

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