2010-06-21

Wildfire uncontained in central B.C.

A wildfire blazing southwest of Vanderhoof, B.C., now covers more than 30 square kilometres and residents in its path have been put on evacuation alert.

Fire information officer Joyce Poulin says the Greer Creek fire is burning in bone-dry, beetle-killed timber south of Nulki Lake in central B.C.

An evacuation alert was expanded Sunday night for about 30 properties around the lake but no homes have been damaged. Sixty firefighters are battling the blaze, with the help of three helicopters dropping water on the fire and air tankers dropping retardant.