The Casper Creek wildfire, located west of Lilooet, is approximately 2,000 hectares in size and is considered to be a fire of note in the province.
The blaze was first discovered on July 11, after likely starting due to a lightning strike. Since then, the fire has been worked on by BC Wildfire Service ground crews and helicopters.
The fire is considered to be out of control and is not responding to suppression efforts by the BC Wildfire Service.
Windy conditions and the hot and dry weather is impacting the fire behaviour.
#Evacuation Order EXPANDED by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District & Tsal’alh First Nation for the entire area of Seton Portage & Tsal’alh due to #BCWildfire. Impacted residents must leave immediately. More info & map: https://t.co/R2MGq07e7S @slrd_bc— Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC) July 22, 2023