Both the July Mountain fire, and the Brook Creek fire, concern Merritt. Image BC Wildfire

Both the July Mountain fire, and the Brook Creek fire, concern Merritt. Image BC Wildfire

Entire city of Merritt under evacuation alert

City sits in proximity to two out of control wildfires

The entire city of Merritt was put on evacuation alert Sunday, August 15, through an order signed by the mayor.

The city, with a population of approximately 7,200, is under threat from the Lytton fire, measured at 56,329 hectares.

Merritt is located 90 km north of Princeton.

Related: Wildfire closes Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt

Related: Lytton Creek fire prompts evacuation for thousands in Lower Nicola

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