Eastgate has been placed under evacuation alert by the regional district due the proximity of the Heather Lake wildfire.
A press release issused late Tuesday, Sept. 6 indicates that 180 properties are on alert and urges residents to prepare for a possible evacuation order.
According to BC Wildfire the fire is now estimated at 3,800 hectares, with 2,000 burning on this side of the Canada-US border.
In a release issued Tuesday night the service reported the “wildfire is burning in a heavy fuel and has the potential for aggressive and rapid growth if winds, and terrain align…’Wednesday, a gusty westerly wind will persist throughout the day and shift to the northwest by the evening. We are expecting to see a continuing trend of warmer, dryer weather and increased fire behaviour for the next several days.”
The Heather Lake fire is burning 5 km southeast of Manning Park Resort.
On Sept. 6 Hampton and Mule Deer Campground and Hampton were closed, and six trails remained under evacuation order.
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