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Garrison Lake wildfire southwest of Princeton grows to an estimated 1,150 hectares

Garrison fire 1,150 hectares

The Garrison Lake wildfire southwest of Princeton has grown to an estimated 1,150 hectares.

In a Sunday night update, the BC Wildfire Service says the fire continues to burn out of control.

As of Saturday, it was less than half that size, 450 hectares.

Growth observed in the last 24 hours reflects the fuel type and wind conditions in the area contributing to increased fire activity, the wildfire service says.

An evacuation alert is in effect for 141 properties and an evacuation order for two more.

The fire is being monitored with aerial resources, and industry contractors are working with heavy equipment to assist.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined.



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