A wildfire that was discovered Sunday (June 20) near Hope is now burning out of control and as of Tuesday was 35 hectares in size.
The blaze is located around Eleven Mile Creek, which is halfway between Hope and Sunshine Valley. Going east on Highway 3, the area is accessed by a forest service road and is a hiking and all-terrain vehicle destination.
On Monday on the provincial government’s B.C. Wildfire Dashboard web page, it was listed at 20 hectares and is one of two fires currently classified as out of control.
A Tweet from the BC Wildfire Services Tuesday just before noon said it had nearly doubled in size.
The Eleven Mile Creek fire (V10859) is located about 13 km SE of #Hope & is highly visible from #BCHwy3. It is approx. 35 ha; its status is ‘Out of Control’. There are 52 firefighters, 4 helicopters & 1 water tender assigned. No homes or infrastructure are threatened. #BCWildfire pic.twitter.com/DaFM3sfVtv
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) June 22, 2021
At that time it was still listed as “out of control” and up to 35 hectares in size. There were 52 firefighters, four helicopters and one water tender assigned to the blaze.
No homes or infrastructure were threatened.