- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A wildfire in northern British Columbia has caused the Canadian province’s transportation ministry to close a portion of the Alaska Highway.

A nearly three-mile stretch of highway is closed in both directions about 28 miles north of Fort St. John in northeastern British Columbia. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says no detour is in effect.

This is not the same fire that has prompted the evacuation of more than 80,000 people from Fort McMurray in Alberta. Instead, the British Columbia fire that caused the closure of the Alaska Highway is one of 57 burning in the province.



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