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Posted on: July 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Update - Fire Situation - July 29 - 11:45 Hours

Update Fire Situation July 29 1715 Hours

Thursday, July 29, 2021

11:45 Hours

White Rock Lake Fire

  • This fire continues to challenge the fire crews.
  • There may be some lifting of smoke, but winds will negatively impact fire behaviour.
  • There was significant growth of the fire overnight but exact mapping has not yet been completed today.

Two Mile Fire

  • Fire behaviour escalated over the past 24-hours. Extreme smoke conditions have hampered the aircraft's abilities to fly and fight the blaze from the air.
  • The fire is continuing to challenge firefighting efforts and fire behaviour is becoming more complex and especially difficult for ground crews.
  • The priority is enhancing structural protection for the communities of Sicamous and Swansea Point.

Hunakwa Lake Fire

  • Winds drove fire growth to the northwest up into higher elevations.
  • Private industry continues to work on guards with heavy machinery.

Three Valley Lake

  • Fire behaviour was more active yesterday.
  • The fire did not see significant growth. Where there was growth, it was in a direction away from the Three Valley Gap Chateau.

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