Fire near Tyaughton Lake fully contained - Metro US

Fire near Tyaughton Lake fully contained

A forest fire that had been raging near Tyaughton Lake for three weeks — and which engulfed 8,000 hectares at its worst — has been fully contained.

Around 350 firefighters worked 12-hour shifts for 21 days to fight the wildfire that started on May 29 and quickly spread through the Cariboo Region west of Lillooet and north of Whistler.

Four helicopters and 20 pieces of heavy equipment were also used to fight the blaze, which was exacerbated by several weeks of hot, dry weather.

Evacuation alerts were ordered for Marshall, Liza, Gun and Tyaughton lakes, as well as Gold Bridge, Bralorne, Gun Creek Road and Mud Creek.

Investigators believe the fire was started by a camper.

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