Wildfire Burns Next to Highway in British Columbia

The Flood Falls Trail Wildfire burned next to British Columbia’s Highway 1 near Hope, Canada, video filmed on September 10 shows.

Video filmed by local resident Amanda Figlarska shows smoke and flames rising from wooded areas along the highway between the Floods-Hope and Hunter Creek exits on Saturday.

The Fraser Valley Regional District issued a mandatory evacuation order for residences in Hunter Creek and Laidlaw on Saturday.

On September 11, the BC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure announced the eastbound lane of Highway 1 was closed between BC-9 and BC-3 due to the fire.

The fire covered around 1,285 acres as of Monday, according to local news. Credit: Amanda Figlarska via Storyful

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