The Mt. Hicks wildfire near Agassiz. (BC Wildfire)

Mt. Hicks wildfire partially closes Hwy. 7

150-hectare blaze prompted closure of a provincial park

Firefighting efforts near Agassiz will have one-lane alternating traffic on Highway 7 between Chowat Road and Johnson Slough throughout Tuesday as crews continue to battle the Mt. Hicks wildfire.

“It helps the firefighters access the fire and fight it,” said fire information officer assistant Dorthe Jakobsen Tuesday morning.

“The crews are there creating fuel free zones, extinguishing hot spots and bucketing.”

The 150-hectare blaze remains zero per cent contained, although it is not threatening any homes or structures.

The fire, which is suspected to be human-caused, did close Sasquatch Provincial Park on Saturday.

The highway is expected to return to normal by 8 p.m.

More to come.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Dog’s death on busy road raises fears

A hit and run by a large truck has a community concerned.

Aldergrove dresses up for Christmas

Aldergrove Business Association sponsors Decorate Your Storefront Competition

Touching note left on Langley veteran’s windshield

A local veteran is hoping the writers of a note know how much he was touched by their kind words.

‘Weird Al’ brings Strings Attached tour to Abbotsford next summer

Legendary musical satirist performs with full symphony orchestra

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

Valley Symphony celebrates ’Movie Magic III’

Fraser Valley Symphony celebrates 35th anniversary season of concerts

Star Calendar

Aldergrove Star calendar of upcoming events and activities

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Santa’s coming to Aldergrove craft fair

St. Joachim & Ann’s Christmas Craft Fair on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17

Remembrance Day 2018 – Aldergrove, B.C.

Jim Sclater of Aldergrove was inspired to pen the 2018 Remembrance Day verses

Most Read