An out-of-control wildfire covering about six square kilometres near the B.C.-Alberta border has prompted an evacuation order and alert.
The Village of McBride has declared a local state of emergency because of the threat posed by the Teare Creek wildfire.
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George has ordered all residents of properties north of McBride Highway 16 within the village of McBride and along Mountain View Road north of the Fraser River to immediately evacuate the area.
Properties south of McBride Highway 16 within the village of McBride, and those within five kilometres of the village boundary are under and evacuation alert, meaning residents must be prepared to leave with little to no notice.
The B.C. Wildfire Service says the Teare Creek wildfire is burning in steep, challenging terrain.
High on-site winds Friday afternoon resulted in an increase in fire activity, and the wildfire service says additional resources will join the four initial attack crews and seven officers battling the flames.