The BC Wildfire Service is actively responding to the Wildmare wildfire, that has closed a highway and prompted a tactical evacuation of the threatened area.

The B-C Wildfire Service says the out-of-control wildfire, covering about 50 hectares, is burning in the Peace River Regional District and the District of Chetwynd.

Ground crews and aviation support are on site, and Highway 97 is currently closed. An evacuation alert has been issued Monitor for information on

evacuation orders and location of Reception Centres and hours of operation