UPDATE: Homes evacuated north of Princeton

Properties in the Summers Creek Road and Dry Lake area are being evacuated

UPDATE:

Properties between Summers Creek Road and Dry Lake north of Princeton along Highway 5A are in the process of being evacuated due to a wildfire burning in the area.

The area evacuated is approximately 10 kilometres north of Princteon. The BC Wildfire Service, RCMP and the Town of Princeton Fire Service are on scene.

BC Wildfire Service has confirmed that crews and aircraft are battling the blaze.

The provincial firefighting service is still assessing the fire and could not provide an approximate size.

An Emergency Social Services Reception Centre is being set up at the Riverside Community Centre in Princeton at 148 Old Hedley Road.

DriveBC shows that Highway 5A between Aspen Grove and Princeton has been closed to traffic. Consult www.drivebc.com for updates.

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ORIGINAL:

A wildfire has just been reported 10 km northwest of Princeton on Highway 5A. There are no details available at this time, however The Spotlight is contacting the BC Wildfire Management Branch.

Check back for more information.