May 24, 2017 9:57 am
Updated: May 25, 2017 8:31 am

Wildfire burning out-of-control near Mount Robson Provincial Park

WATCH: Viewer video of the fire from CKPG News.


A human-caused wildfire is currently burning about five kilometres east of Tete Jaune Cache, near Mount Robson Provincial Park.

It is burning on the south aspect, north of Highway 16.

The B.C. Wildfire Service says the fire is currently an estimated 200 hectares in size and is zero per cent contained.

Twenty-six firefighters have been deployed to fight the fire, along with two officers. They are working to contain the blaze at the base of the steep slope.

The B.C. Wildfire Service says the public should be cautious due to smoke in the valley.

Credit: B.C. Wildfire Service.

Credit: B.C. Wildfire Service.

In Vernon, an evacuation alert was lifted on Tuesday following the threat of a growing wildfire near Lumby.

The Cooper Creek Road Wildfire is now estimated to be 100 per cent contained. the cause is under investigation.

-With files from Doris Maria Bregolisse

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