#GlobalNews: “Wildfire near Agassiz forces closure of Highway 7, Sasquatch Provincial Park” #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada


Serious wildfire exercise has made its option to the Lower Mainland.

A wildfire close to Agassiz has compelled the closure of a provincial park and a key thoroughfare within the area.

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The 140-hectare High Creek wildfire is burning about 10 kilometres from Agassiz, above Highway 7, and was zero per cent contained on Saturday.

The hearth has been upgraded to a “wildfire of note,” certainly one of 39 such giant wildfires burning on Saturday.

The location of the High Creek wildfire as of Saturday, Aug. 11.

BC Wildfire Service

BC Parks says Sasquatch Provincial Park is closed as of midday on Saturday because of this, and all campers and different park guests have been requested to vacate the world.

Highway 7 was additionally closed in each instructions between Chowat Road and Jonson Slough, to permit crew and plane motion.

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DriveBC has no estimate for when the highway will likely be reopened, and drivers are suggested to take Highway 9 to Highway 1 as an alternate route.

The BC Wildfire Service had 25 firefighters and three helicopters on scene as of Saturday, and are constructing helipads to enhance entry.

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As of Saturday, no buildings had been threatened by the hearth.

The hearth is believed to be human-caused.

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