Lumby Wildfire

A wildfire is burning northwest of Lumby and it has forced a number of evacuation alerts.

The Cooper Mountain Fire was estimated at 8 hectares in size Tuesday night, quickly expanding due to strong winds.  Helicopter and airtanker support was brought in to help Lumby volunteer firefighters and forestry crews.

Fire Chief, Tony Clayton says wind is the concern again today.

An evacuation alert  remains in place for people living on Cooper Road,  Hurt Road and Deefies Creek. He says they will re-evaluate the alerts Wednesday afternoon.
Clayton says they don't know how the fire started.