Restricted access order lifted for areas near Sutherland Road #BCwildfire, which is burning ~10km N of Fort Fraser: https://t.co/pFdDNhAlzX More Information
UPDATE: #Evacuation Order downgraded to ALERT for McCarthy, Dunn & Hallamore Lakes: https://t.co/dNVhsndxfI #BCWildfire c/o @TNRD More Information
RT @TranBC: Fences have burned on roads in #BCWildfire areas. Please watch for cattle and other animals #cariboo #williamslake #cachecreek… More Information
Highway Closure Map + more,
for July 24 c/o @TranBC
https://t.co/2TyvoK4l5E https://t.co/UaGtQhYxvh More Information
RT @EmergencyInfoBC: #Evacuation Alert RESCINDED by RD Bulkley-Nechako for Sutherland area: https://t.co/8rvrhIbgvQ #BCWildfire More Information
#Evacuation Alert RESCINDED by RD Bulkley-Nechako for Sutherland area: https://t.co/8rvrhIbgvQ #BCWildfire More Information
RT @BCGovFireInfo: Wells Gray Provincial Park to re-open tomorrow morning. Info: https://t.co/Wy662U2lmA. #BCwildfire https://t.co/LMWcqw91… More Information
Wells Gray Provincial Park to re-open tomorrow morning. Info: https://t.co/Wy662U2lmA. #BCwildfire https://t.co/LMWcqw91Yy More Information
RT @BCGovFireInfo: The area restriction around the Dunn Lake #BCwildfire has been expanded. Info: https://t.co/zWmer05s4E https://t.co/d6kg… More Information
The area restriction around the Dunn Lake #BCwildfire has been expanded. Info: https://t.co/zWmer05s4E https://t.co/d6kgSbaiSb More Information
BC Wildfire Updates
This fire is currently 1590.0 hectares (estimated). The fire remains at 100% contained and it's status is 'Under Control'.
No significant growth yesterday. Ground crews continue to find smokes inside the fire guard and are making good progress completing the guard around the fire perimeter and extinguishing hot spots in burnt areas.
80% of the fire's west end received some precipitation on Sunday. - More Information
Elephant Hill (formerly known as Ashcroft Reserve)
This fire is currently 61500.0 hectares (estimated). This wildfire is estimated at approximately 61,500 hectares in size. It is important to note that the recent changes in size estimates have been primarily due to better mapping. In the last 48 hours some of the area increase has been due to fire growth. Please see details below.
Ground crews and heavy equipment will continue to focus on building fuel breaks in an effort to protect property and values adjacent to the wildfire. This wildfire is being monitored by our operations staff including helicopter coordinators. Aerial support is assigned where necessary.
Fire behaviour increased yesterday in the Loon Lake and south/southeast areas yesterday. Resources are currently working in these areas to address escapes and maintain containment as necessary. The small escapes that occurred on the east and southeast flanks on July 23, 2017, are now contained.
Crews continue to lay hose on the west flank into the Northwest corner.
Crews work to build handguard in the southeast corner (Division B) where dozers cannot access, and prepare for controlled burn(s) to anchor guard construction to further secure the protection of ranch lands and Cache Creek.
Specialists continue with assessing danger trees, and ground crews continue with mop-up and equipment demobilization in Division A (most southerly end) and Division C (West flank). Ground crews continue to construct guard northwest of Hihium Lake to restrict fire spread towards structures.
Structural protection crews are working 24hrs conducting assessments, establishing sprinkler systems on properties, and protecting values.
An infrared heat scan was conducted in the Loon Lake area and Division A to determine where there continues to be hotspots. The results of this scan will be assessed this morning.
If conditions permit, there may be controlled burning operations today and smoke will be visible.
A second fire camp in currently being set up in Clinton. The current camp will remain in Cache Creek.
The public is reminded this fire is still out of control, and areas within the perimeter are very dangerous. An area restriction has been put in place, in an effort to keep crews and the public safe, and to allow the BC Wildfire Service to continue suppression efforts in an efficient manner.
The BC Wildfire Service is working closely with other agencies in an effort to protect life, property and critical infrastructure.
This fire is currently 3607.0 hectares. **The hectares noted above are the sum total of the fires listed below**
The BC Wildfire Service and a Parks Canada Incident Management Team continue to liaise closely with local fire departments, RCMP and local government personnel to ensure public safety around the three separate wildfires which make up the Little Fort Complex.
Dunn Lake Wildfire (K20706) Location: West and north of Dunn Lake and along Dunn Lake Road. Status: 3,035 hectares (estimated), approximately 100% contained, being held Cause: Under investigation. Progress + Objectives: Crews will extinguish hot spots identified by scans completed on the weekend with a focus on northern and eastern flanks.
Thuya Lake Rd Wildfire (K20675) Location: 7 Km up Thuya Lake Road Status: 556 hectares (estimated), under control Cause: Under investigation. Progress + Objectives: Crews will extinguish hot spots identified by Saturday night's aerial scan and assess and fall danger trees.
Lemieux Creek Wildfire (K21032) Location: 13 km southwest of Clearwater Status: 16 hectares (estimated), under control Cause: Under investigation. Progress + Objectives: Continue to reinforce containment around the perimeter of the fire. - More Information
10 Km NE of Princeton
This fire is currently 3300.0 hectares (estimated). The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a wildfire near Princeton. The fire is estimated at 3300 hectares in size.
Crews will continue working hotspots as they pop up within the fire perimeter as well as mop up of the fire boundary and road corridors. - More Information
C10830-Quesnel Area Command
This fire is currently 2259.0 hectares (estimated). Continue with machine guard construction along northern perimeter working east, continue with hoselay construction on west flank. - More Information