More than two dozen structures have been destroyed by the Kookipi Creek wildfire, which has been burning out of control in southwest BC since it was discovered in early July. The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) said the fire destroyed a total of 27 properties, including six homes, in communities along Highway 1 north of Hope, BC. The other structures were recreational properties and service buildings, it said. …The fire is believed to have been ignited by lightning, is now estimated to be 180 square kilometres in size. It resulted in evacuation orders and alerts, including in the Village of Lytton, which was destroyed by fire in 2021. Residents in the FVRD, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, Lytton First Nation, Skuppah Indian Band and Kanaka Bar Indian Band were also ordered to evacuate their homes due to the fire, which forced the closure of Highway 1 for two weeks in August.