News Flash Home
The original item was published from 2/17/2022 2:22:11 PM to 2/17/2022 2:22:11 PM.

News Flash


Posted on: July 31, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Update: Fire Situation - July 31 - 1630 hours

July 31 2021 Fire Station Evening Update

Saturday, July 31, 2021

1630 Hours

July 31 2021 Fire Station Evening UpdateNote: due to the thick smoke, BC Wildfire Service is currently unable to get accurate perimeters of the fires.

White Rock Lake - this fire is estimated at 24000 ha in size with growth to the east and northeast expected this weekend. There are 117 firefighters, eight helicopters, nine danger tree assessors/fallers, 38 pieces of heavy equipment, 12 support staff, and BC Wildfire Service Incident Management Team dedicated to this fire. Structure protection personnel are also on site. Both the Evacuation Alert and Order remain in effect.

Two Mile - this fire is estimated at 1200 ha in size and is burning in a northeast direction. There are 58 firefighters, three helicopters, and 10 heavy equipment resources in this location. Both the Evacuation Alert and Order remain in effect.

Hunakwa Lake - this fire is estimated at 2700 ha in size. There are 14 firefighters, two helicopters, and five structure protection personnel on scene. Evacuation Alert is in effect for the community of Seymour Arm and an Evacuation Order is in effect for properties nearer to the fire.

Crazy Creek Gorge - this fire is estimated at 1700 ha in size. Communities of Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay are still under an Evacuation Alert. Structure protection assets arrived in the community today to assess the needs.

Three Valley Lake - this fire is estimated at 309 ha in size. The fire is advancing to the northwest into very steep terrain. Both the Evacuation Alert and Order remain in effect.

The next update will be tomorrow unless significant changes happen.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in CSRD News

flames climb the slope during the night at Highway 97 and Salmon River Road.

Salmon River wildfire being held

Posted on: May 31, 2023
A presentation of MarCom awards to Shuswap Tourism

Shuswap Tourism videos earn accolades

Posted on: January 20, 2023
The CSRD Board chair Kevin Flynn presents award to Tracy Hughes and Kari Wilkinson

CSRD's Annual Report earns honour

Posted on: December 12, 2022
Wildsafe BC's Columbia Shuswap Coordinator Olivia Lemke with a Wildsafet Bc booth.

Wildsafe BC wraps up season

Posted on: November 14, 2022
A hand putting ballots into an election box

Official Election Results posted

Posted on: October 19, 2022
A ballot box graphic with preliminary results

Preliminary Election Results posted

Posted on: October 15, 2022
A person holding a sponge under a tap that isn't running

Scheduled water shut offs in Anglemont

Posted on: September 9, 2022
An image of the fire the BC Wildfire Service is classifying as K41512 - Anstey Peninsula.

New wildfire start in Anstey Peninsula

Posted on: August 17, 2022
High water in Blind Bay

Shuswap Lake close to 349-metre mark

Posted on: June 26, 2022
A headshot of Jennnifer Sham, new Corporate Officer

CSRD names new Corporate Officer

Posted on: May 12, 2022