The BC Wildfire Service is making progress on one of two large blazes burning in the southern interior.
Fire Information Officer Brenna Ward says as of Saturday afternoon, the Xusum Creek fire west of Lillooet is now 25 per cent contained, despite growing by about 100 hectares since Friday.
The wildfire is now estimated to be 500 hectares in size.
“Today’s objectives are focusing on those north flanks and the south flank to stop the fire from spreading into the valleys.”
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District still has evacuation orders in place at two properties along Highline Road, in addition to nearly 30 other addressed in the McGillivary Creek area that remain under evacuation alert.
The 22-square kilometre Allie Lake wildfire northwest of Kamloops remains out of control.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued evacuation orders for 14 properties late Friday.
Residents of seven of the properties under evacuation order have been told to check in at an Emergency Operations Centre at MacArthur Island Park in Kamloops, while another seven have been told to check into an Emergency Social Services reception centre in Barriere.
Another 51 properties remain under an evacuation alert.
Meantime, the TNRD has rescinded the last of the flood-related evacuation alerts for the Cherry Creek and Lower Nicola areas.
A small handful of properties in those areas had been under evacuation alert due to high and fast rivers that spilled their banks in recent weeks as high temperatures prompted a rapid snow melt.