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Posted on: August 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Update - Fire Situation - August 1 - 13:00 Hours

August 1 2021 Fire Update

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Please note: all current Evacuation Alerts and Orders remain in effect.

Two Mile Fire

  • BCWS is reporting that cooler temperatures are helping the fire effort. Success was being made in directing the fire uphill and away from the District of Sicamous.
  • Heavy fuel loads continue to be a challenge for firefighting.
  • There continues to be issues with burning debris falling onto Highway 97. As a result, it is still not safe to open to the travelling public.

White Rock Lake Fire

  • The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is reporting that cooler temperatures and precipitation may result in slight reprieve in fire behaviour over the next 48-hours. Crews will be working to capitalize on any gains that can be made due to these more favourable weather conditions.
  • There is still concern about possible gusty winds associated with the current weather system, which could negatively affect fire growth. There is approximately 18 kilometres of active fire fronts on this blaze.
  • Fire size is estimated at 32,000 hectares, but mapping continues to be difficult.
  • Personnel are remaining on-site through the night to provide structure protection. Structure protection specialists continue to assess critical infrastructure and properties from Monte Lake towards the Falkland Corridor via Highway 97.

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR Fire

  • BCWS is hoping rain and cooler temperatures will assist with fire protection efforts for the seasonal residences in the Evacuation Order area.
  • Challenges for the fire are: dense vegetation in the area, thick smoke limiting aircraft action and difficult access to boat-in-only areas.
  • See previous update from 11 Hours for more.

Hunakwa Lake Fire

  • The majority of the fire continues to grow to the east, away from Seymour Arm and any structures. Smoky conditions are impacting the ability of BCWS to map the fire and provide for the safety of ground firefighters.
  • Industry partners including Canoe Forest Products and Louisiana Pacific are working to tie existing fire guard areas together. This will reinforce protections for the community.

Three Valley Lake Fire

  • The fire remains very visible from the Trans-Canada Highway and the priority is to work to prevent the fire from spreading along the highway and CP Rail corridor.
  • The Evacuation Order and Alert status is being re-evaluated regularly.

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