(Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)

(Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: July Mountain fire razes 760 hectares after a week of burning

July Mountain fire has been burning since Tuesday, July 13

A wildfire of note along the Coquihalla Highway southeast of Boston Bar has grown from 400 to 760 hectares overnight.

According to the B.C. Wildfire Service, the July Mountain fire has been burning since July 13, reportedly sparked by lightning.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for 25 properties in Electoral Area N. For more information about the evacuation alert, contact the TNRD at 250-377-7188.

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There are 294 active fires in B.C. as of Monday afternoon and a total of more than 1,100 that have burned this year.

More to come.


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