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Apologies - this description should read Apex Road to the north, not south.
This wildfire is now considered a Wildfire of Note. For updates and information as it becomes available, please see here: ow.ly/Qp7B30sp2XW
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has issued an Evacuation Order for Green Mountain Road between Highway 3A to the south and Apex Mountain Road to the south and in the general vicinity of Ford Lake. For updates from the RDOS, please see here: emergency.rdos.bc.ca/latest-updates/
There are currently ten personnel and two helicopters on site, additional personnel and a structure protection unit are en route. This wildfire is located in terrain that is inoperable for airtanker and heavy machinery support at this time.
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the Keremeos Creek wildfire (K50863) located approx. 21km southwest of Penticton. The wildfire is estimated to be 100ha.
Correction - The Bryers Road wildfire is located east of Lumby, not west.
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As the lightning was forecast, crews and aviation resources were prepared for the increased activity in advance. Resource levels in the Southeast remain adequate for the current and anticipated conditions.
These fires are not impacting structures or infrastructure at this time. As the storm systems continue to move across the Southeast Fire Centre, new lightning-caused fires are expected to be discovered in the coming days.
The Marsh Creek fire (N50859) is located approximately 4 km north of the community of Fruitvale, is highly visible from Champion Lakes Provincial Park and is estimated to be 0.3 hectares. There are two initial crews on scene that are receiving support from two helicopters.
It is currently estimated to be 0.1 ha in size and is burning in steep, mountainous terrain. A helicopter is on scene bucketing to cool the fire and a rappel crew is being assigned to this incident.
The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to two highly visible lightning-caused wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre. The Beaver Valley fire (N40861) is located approximately 2.5km north of the Trans Canada Highway and 35km northwest of the town of Golden.
The Durand Creek wildfire (K20820) is estimated to be 0.2 ha and is now classified as Under Control. The Red Point wildfire (K20819) is estimated to be spot sized and classified as Out of Control. Refer to the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard map for size and status updates.
The only fire that has reported growth is the Cornwall Creek wildfire which has grown to 4ha. Firefighters are also responding to two wildfires in the Red Point and Durand Creek areas located west of Kamloops.
The Cornwell Lookout wildfire is now classified Under Control while the other two wildfires remain classified as Out of Control. These fires are receiving fire suppression from a 20-person unit crew, two initial attack crews, aerial resources, two water tenders and a bulldozer.
The BC Wildfire Service continues to respond to five wildfires in the Kamloops Zone of the Kamloops Fire Centre. The Cornwall Creek wildfire (K20817), the Minaberriet Creek wildfire (K20818) and the Cornwall Lookout wildfire (K20834),south of Ashcroft, are sharing resources.
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to Chasm fire (C40845) approximately 10 kilometres northwest of Loon Lake and 17 kilometres south of Green Lake. The fire is estimated at 10 hectares and is not threatening any structures or impacting highways.
Ground personnel and airtankers are on site with additional aircraft, heavy equipment and firefighters en route. This fire is highly visible from Highway 97, the community of Green Lake, and surrounding communities.
To use this feature, have the latest version of the app downloaded to your mobile device (version 1.6.0). This function is not available unless you are connected to WiFi or a data network. 🔥👉📱 A video tutorial in the “Help” section explains how to report a fire in the app.
Photos submitted this way are accessible to BCWS response staff and provide them with a sense of what is happening in the field before crews arrive. Our biggest asset for detecting new wildfires is you! Currently, we estimate less than 5% Report of Fire entries have photos.
When we receive a report with a photo, it is infinitely better than one without. It allows for an almost immediate behaviour assessment and can narrow the location down to a very small area compared to verbal or text reports which can leave us with many kilometres to search.
We are thrilled some people are adding photos to the new “Report a Wildfire” feature on the BC Wildfire Service Mobile App! It gives our operational team members clear information of what you are seeing, and helps them make timely response decisions.
Continue to check the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard or BC Wildfire Service Mobile App for size and status updates on these wildfires. The BC Wildfire Service Mobile App updates every hour, on the half hour.
Two wildfires have been detected near Onyx Creek (K40846 and K40847), north of Celista. Three initial attack personnel are responding to both of these incidents. The Miriam Creek wildfire (K40825) was actioned by industry personnel who guarded and put water on the fire.
Ground crews are working to establish better access to the fire as well as a fuel free. A four-person initial attack crew is responding to the Enns Creek wildfire (K40842), approximately 5 kilometres southwest of Sicamous.
The Bryers Road wildfire (K40827) is estimated 0.2 hectares and is approximately 15 km west of Lumby. Eight firefighters are responding along with two pieces of heavy equipment and a water tender. Airtankers were on site earlier today and boxed the fire in with retardant.
The Hillman Road wildfire (K40837) is located near Scotch Creek and is estimated at 0.009 hectares. The Scotch Creek Fire Department is responding. Three BC Wildfire Service initial attack crew members supported earlier today.
Six Parattack firefighters and a three-person Rapattack crew are responding to the Bass Creek wildfire (K40822), approximately 3.2 kilometres East of Seymour Arm. The fire is estimated at 0.009 hectares. Ground crews were being supported by a helicopter tanking water.
New fires are being detected at spot sizes (0.009 hectares), but as daytime temperatures continue to rise, fire behaviour will intensify and growth may be observed. A helicopter is actively patrolling the area, detecting new wildfire starts, helping to guide response decisions.
Crews and officers are working hard to prioritize and action fires, while jointly responding with other fire departments and agencies where appropriate.
The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to numerous fires in the Vernon zone of the Kamloops Fire Centre. A lightning event which moved through the area last night and this morning has created multiple new starts.
Rank one and rank two fire behaviour is being observed. Further updates will be provided if deemed necessary. The above image is of the K20818 wildfire.
One five-person initial attack crew, a helicopter and airtankers are responding. Two water tenders and a bulldozer are providing support. An additional helicopter with a three-person rappel crew is en route. Resources are being shared between all incidents.
The Cornwall Lookout wildfire (K20834) is spot sized. K20817 and K20818 were discovered on the evening of July 28, 2022. A crew and an officer responded last night. K20834 was discovered this morning by crews while responding to the other fires.
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to three wildfires approx. 11.5 km SW of Ashcroft. The wildfires are approximately 1.6 km apart from each other. The Cornwall Creek wildfire (K20817) is estimated at two hectares. The Minaberriet Creek wildfire is estimated at 16.6 hectares.
The Kamloops Fire Centre is responding to a number of fires within the Kamloops and Vernon region as a result of an ongoing lightning storm. These fires are being actioned by crews and aerial reconnaissance is being used to assess these fires.
For the most up to date information, please check our dashboard here: ow.ly/LXRn30sp05Q or download the BC Wildfire App.
Airtankers have actioned the fire. BCWS personnel, helicopters and heavy equipment are on scene. More Parattack crews are en route. Crews and heavy equipment will continue overnight to establish containment lines.This fire isvisible from HWY97 but it is not impacted at this time.
The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is currently responding to the Weedon Creek wildfire (G10813) approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Bear Lake. The fire is estimated at eight hectares and is currently burning Rank 2 and Rank 3. Values in the vicinity are predominantly timber.
More information can be found here: ow.ly/eBNk50K6RFN
The BC Wildfire Service is closely monitoring these changing conditions and making necessary preparations with strategic aviation and crew placements. Of note is the potential for widespread lightning when the current weather pattern changes.
Sustained high temperatures throughout British Columbia this week are increasing the potential for wildfires. Residents, travellers and campers should be prepared for wildfire and heat, to have an emergency plan and to stay informed as conditions change.
Information on smoke can also be found in the BC Wildfire Service App by viewing the layer labelled: Smoke Forecast, Hourly.
Pictured is a still from a BC Transportation and Infrastructure Webcam showing smoke in the area. Information on wildfire's impacts on road travel can be found at drivebc.ca Information on smoke in your area can be found at firesmoke.ca/forecasts/curr…
Air patrols have not detected any active wildfires in the area. Thank you to the public for their vigilance in reporting visible smoke. Please report signs of smoke or active wildfires to 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cell phone.
We have received calls regarding smoke in the Sikanni area between Fort St. John and Fort Nelson. Smoke from the Yukon and Northwest Territories is moving south along the eastern edge of the Northern Rocky Mountains and is highly visible from the Sikanni and Pink Mountain areas.
In this brief operational update, Neal McLoughlin, Superintendent of Predictive Service and Wayne Desmond, Provincial Wildfire Coordination Officer, provide an overview of current and forecast fire weather and behaviour and associated wildfire preparedness response plans.
Sustained high temperatures across British Columbia this week are increasing the potential for wildfires to occur. We are closely monitoring changing conditions and making necessary preparations with strategic aviation and crew placements. youtube.com/watch?v=G4_8up…
It is intended to stop or slow the rate of spread of a fire, and from which suppression action is carried out to control a fire. For further information, updates and photos on the Nohomin Creek wildfire, view the Wildfires of Note page: ow.ly/4oZ730so4PO
Over the course of approximately three days, crews used hand tools to dig down to the mineral soil and create a break in fuel continuity on the forest floor. A fuel free containment line is a strategically planned barrier that is manually or mechanically constructed.
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