Firefighters battle 5,000-hectare blaze near Ashcr

2022-04-05
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B.C. wildfire crews continued battling more than 300?blazes Sunday morning, with a significant focus on controlling a 5,000-hectare fire near Ashcroft in the province’s central interior.

The blaze near Ashcroft, raging just 8The face of growing COVID-19 cases. Regions hav.5 kilometres south of the town, saw firefighters struggling all night to contain?an “out of control” wildfire, which has put?the municipality of Ashcroft and Ashcroft Indian Band land under evacuation alertThe coming days..

“Crews worked throughout the night to establish control lines with heavy equipment and Structure Protection personnel are on site today,” the?B.C. Wildfire Service said on its website Sunday morning. “The overnight crews reinforced the heavy machine guard on the west side of the fire and it was held throughout the day.

“However, the east flank of the fire is being significantly challenged by winds.”

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