The Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton continues to rage, growing from 500 to 1,500 hectares during the day today (July 15, 2022). It was two hectares in size when first reported on Thursday.
The fire comes just over a year since a fire destroyed much of Lytton.
The B.C. Wildfire Service said the fire, burning about 1.7 km. northwest of Lytton on the west side of the Fraser River, is “dynamic.” Gusty winds are proving problematic.
First Nations officials say at least six residents have been destroyed and others are in danger.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Emergency Operation Centre issued an evacuation alert for about 31 properties on Thursday.
Ground crews are being supported by helicopters and air tankers.