Lytton wildfire: firefighters make progress despite the heat

Despite hot, dry weather giving them a hard time, firefighters continue to make ground near Lytton, British Columbia, where a wildfire has been raging for ten days.

Lytton wildfire: firefighters make progress despite the heat

Despite hot, dry weather giving them a hard time, firefighters continue to make ground near Lytton, British Columbia, where a wildfire has been raging for ten days.

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As an aerial infrared scan was conducted overnight, "crews from Lytton First Nation and the BC Wildfire Service will act on any remaining hot spots identified by the infrared scan," the service said in a statement. provincial forest fires.

Crews continue to gain ground on the north and south flanks, despite the oppressive heat forcing firefighters to take more breaks to avoid heat stress and exhaustion.

A more accurate map update shows the blazes are less widespread than previously thought.

On Sunday, the extent of the blaze was estimated at 2193 hectares.

“The Lytton Ferry is now back in service and available to transport crews on the Fraser River. Transporting the crew to the ferry and helicopters will significantly reduce travel time to the job site and increase crew hours on fire and overall safety,” the BC Wildfire Service said.

Since the beginning of the year, 347 wildfires have been observed in British Columbia, including 41 that are still active.

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