The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has expanded the boundary area of an evacuation order put in place due to the Stein Mountain wildfire. The 3,289-hectare blaze is burning about 12 kilometres northwest of Lytton and west of the Fraser River. BC Wildfire Service said Thursday it has seen “significant growth” over the past 48 hours on the north flank. “Structure protection crews are actively protecting structures, and night crews remain on sight with support of one water tender,” BCWS said. On Thursday afternoon, the TNRD issued its expanded evacuation order for an area in Electoral Area I (Blue Sky Country), west of the Fraser River. The regional district noted that the two addressed properties within that area have been on evacuation order for weeks, and no other addressed properties are within the expanded order area. People who are in the area under evacuation order must leave immediately.