The Rock Creek wildfire in B.C.’s southern interior has doubled in size overnight.
“Now with better intel on the size of this fire, it is now estimated to be 1,300 hectares.”
Fire information officer Fanny Bernard was asked, with 270 homes evacuated, have any of them been lost to the flames?
“I don’t have any confirmation either way. We are surveying the effects of this wildfire and I am really hoping to get information out about whether or not there have been structures lost.”
She says at least the flames are burning away from populated areas.
Residents and campers had to flee with little notice to grab their belongings because the fire was moving so quickly.
The Southeast Fire Centre is bone dry and lightning strikes have ignited another 10 fires overnight.