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Highway 7 between Agassiz and Hope is Closed

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August 8, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Home, Local Chilliwack News, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

Highway 7 between Agassiz and Hope road closure due to forest fire.

On August 8, 2018 Agassiz RCMP along with Agassiz Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire which had started along Lougheed Highway 7 between Agassiz and Hope.  A brush fire appears to have been started from a vehicle which had suffered a flat tire and has spread gaining intensity.

Agassiz Fire Department along with BC Wildfires are battling the blaze with the assistance of helicopters and water bombers.  The Department of Highways have closed Lougheed Highway 7 approximately 2 kms east of Wahleach Road near Agassiz in both East and West directions and it is expected to remain closed for possibly 24 hours or until the fire can be contained or the area is deemed safe for travel.

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