Fires continue to rage in BC

 Fires continue to rage in BC

27 July 2009

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Canada — A handful of homes west of Lillooet have been evacuated as the Mount McLean forest fire rages nearby.

The evacuation order and a local state of emergency were issued yesterday as the forest fire grew to 10-square kilometres.

It remains uncontained.

Affected properties are along the northeast shore of Seton Lake, closest to Lillooet.

Meanwhile, it was a tense weekend for people living northwest of Salmon Arm as they were placed on evacuation alert as a wildfire broke out Saturday.

But forestry crews wasted no time knocking down the five hectare Sunnybrae-Tappen fire, just north of Salmon Arm.

At its height, nearly 200 homes and businesses were placed on evacuation alert — and that alert remains in place — but the blaze is now 100 per cent contained.

Mop up of the fire continues as officials try to determine a cause.

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