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The Gottfriedsen #BCwildfire, located 24 km west of #WestKelowna and 8 km north of #BCHwy97 is now classified as Un… https://t.co/t7DPretGrU More Information
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RT @BCGovFireInfo: Cool overnight conditions combined with smoke from numerous #BCwildfire has caused an inversion throughout #Vanderhoof a… More Information
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Over 100 firefighters from throughout BC have taken up residence at the Nechako Valley Secondary School in… https://t.co/QH6SqwiYdm More Information
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BC Wildfire Updates
This fire is currently 84793.7 hectares. The Shovel Lake fire remains active, and has currently been mapped at 84,793.7 hectares using high level infra-red scans. Today ground crews are working to mop up sections of the fire on the southern perimeter and will continue to push guard in on the southern flank of the fire. The east side of the fire was active yesterday and crossed over the Settlement Road, moving through some heavy timber and into a field, moving under the burn scar from last year. Heavy equipment and crews worked to tie this back in to the perimeter yesterday. Skimmers also were working on the Hannay Road guard to assist equipment and crews on the ground. Crews along the south perimeter of the fire conducted a successful planned ignition yesterday, creating an approximately six kilometre fuel free from Stern Lake to Ormond Creek. This reinforces the containment line that has been put in place along the PNG pipeline and will help stop fire growth south towards the north shore of Fraser Lake by removing fuel within the fire perimeter to eliminate the chance of re-burn and fire spotting potential. This planned ignition was supported by water skimming aircraft off of Fraser Lake, airtankers dropping fire retardant, and bucketing helicopters. Structural firefighters and structural protection specialists were on the Stella Road area to protect structures as a proactive measure during the burn-off. Night crews were assigned to active sections of the fire last night to keep communities and structures safe. Heavy equipment has now pushed continuous guard on the south side of the fire going east. The continuous guard starts at the Sutherland FSR and links to Dog Creek Trail, with the containment line running north of the PNG pipeline and Stella Rd. This continuous guard veers northward to wrap up the eastern side of the fire, crossing Barlow FSR and extending northward. The eastern guard is currently about one kilometre northwest of Marie Lake. Ground crews and heavy equipment will also continue making a guard near Hannay Rd on the northwestern side of the fire today. While the BC Wildfire Service appreciates the support from the local communities, we are unable to accept or facilitate donations at the Fraser Lake fire camp. Instead, please consider donating to groups supporting wildfire evacuees in affected areas.
This fire is currently 9300.0 hectares (estimated). This fire was taken over by an Incident Management Team (IMT) who will be responsible for the Narcosli Creek, Blackwater River and North Baezaeko wildfires - More Information
This fire is currently 300.0 hectares (estimated). Fire behavior was reduced yesterday due to the smoky conditions. The focus for today will continue to be wet lining areas where the fire has burned clean to the guard. Crews will burn green pockets near the fire guard when conditions allow, to reinforce the guard. - More Information
Wild Goose Lake
This fire is currently 7228.0 hectares (estimated). Crews weren't able to complete a planned ignition yesterday due to smoke in the area however, some areas of the fire did see increased activity in the afternoon in areas that crews had planned to conduct a planned ignition. Crews do plan on conducting planned ignitions today if weather permits. The fire did not see any significant growth. Ground crews will continue to direct attack the fire, where it is safe to do so. The fire is 100 per cent guarded. A scan is planned as soon as conditions allow for a flight to look for other hot spots. - More Information
This fire is currently 4000.0 hectares (estimated). Crews will reinforce the perimeter guard on the southwest corner where the guard was breached. Pre-existing cutblock roads will be utilized to enhance containment. Fire behavior was more active yesterday, causing more fuels to be consumed within the fire.
This fire is currently 3400.0 hectares. Heavy equipment will continue building machine guard on the perimeter of this fire today. These machine guards will be built tight to the perimeter of this fire. Crews will be establishing hose lay around the southwest corner in preparation of planned ignitions when conditions allow. Crews will also patrol and mop up to 50 feet of perimeter line on the north and west flanks.