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Posted on: July 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE - Fire Situation - July 28 - 17:00 Hours

July 28 2021 Update Fire Situation July 28 1700 Hours

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

17:00 Hours

Two Mile Fire

  • The Two Mile Fire has become more active over the past 24 hours and the boundaries of the fire have grown.
  • This afternoon, the BC Wildfire Incident Commander reported to the Emergency Operations Centre that the fire has crossed Sicamous Creek. Fire growth has been observed primarily to the northwest.
  • Exact mapping has been difficult to obtain.
  • Plans are in place to construct additional fire guards.
  • The Evacuation Alerts and Orders are unchanged from Monday, July 26, 2021.
  • Highway 97A remains closed at this time. Check DriveBC for any updates.
  • Residents on Evacuation Alert are reminded to continue to be prepared to leave on short notice, if necessary.

Hunakwa Lake Fire

  • The east flank of the fire saw growth throughout the evening, however, BC Wildfire is currently unable to obtain an update in size due to smoke.
  • The fire remains out of control
  • All Evacuation Orders and Alerts are unchanged
  • BC Wildfire Service and Structure Protection Units (SPUs) from CSRD fire departments continue to work on this fire, along with two helicopters and heavy equipment.
  • Containment lines are being built and reinforced around the community as a precautionary measure.

Three Valley Gap

  • The fire continues to burn out of control but is moving primarily upslope.
  • SPUs remain mobilized with sprinklers in place.

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