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Botanie fire update
Monday, July 21st, 2014 | 5:32pm PDT
Meeting called for Tuesday to update residents.

Not much has changed this weekend for the Botanie Road wildfire burning near Lytton. Kayla Pepper with the Wildfire Management Branch says about 100 firefighters are on the ground, aircraft are fighting the blaze from above, and heavy machinery is also in place. "So the fire activity we saw yesterday was some unburned fuel in that fire perimeter that was mapped. We also got a better estimate on the size of the fire. It is fairly close to 1,500 hectares and we do expect it to continue growing, however there are a number of resources on site working to slow that fire down." About 120 people are affected by the ongoing evacuation order. The blaze is not contained, and some outbuildings and a shop on at least two properties have burned down.

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