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B.C. firefighters tackling new wildfires near Kamloops and Lillooet

VANCOUVER—Firefighters in British Columbia have been called out to deal with a pair of new wildfires.

The BC Wildfire Service says crews and aircraft are tackling a wildfire measuring about 50 hectares about 55 kilometres northwest of Kamloops and producing smoke that is visible in several communities in the region.

This fire is near the perimeter of the Elephant Hill fire — one of the largest in the province in 2017 which burned nearly 2,000 square kilometres of forest, brush and buildings.

Another fire measuring about 25 hectares is burning about 35 kilometres west of Lillooet near Xusum Creek.

An evacuation alert is in place and residents are urged to contact the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District for further information.

TORONTO STAR