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BC Wildfire Update, July 27 at 0826hrs

July 27, 2017

Little Fort Complex (K20706)

Last updated: Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Location: Three separate fires near Little Fort & Clearwater
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Discovered: Friday, July 07, 2017

Size: 3,607.0 hectares

Status: Active
**The hectares noted above are the sum total of the fires listed below**

The BC Wildfire Service Incident Management Team continues to liaise closely with local fire departments, RCMP and local government personnel to ensure public safety around the three separate wildfires which make up the Little Fort Complex.

Dunn Lake Wildfire (K20706)
Location: West and north of Dunn Lake and along Dunn Lake Road.
Status: 3,035 hectares (estimated),100% contained, being held
Cause: Under investigation.
Progress + Objectives: Crews will extinguish hot spots identified by scans with a focus on northern and eastern flanks.

Thuya Lake Rd Wildfire (K20675)
Location: 7 Km up Thuya Lake Road
Status: 556 hectares (estimated), under control
Cause: Under investigation.
Progress + Objectives: Crews will extinguish hot spots identified by aerial scans and assess and fall danger trees.

Lemieux Creek Wildfire (K21032)
Location: 13 km southwest of Clearwater
Status: 16 hectares (estimated), under control
Cause: Under investigation.
Progress + Objectives: Continue to reinforce containment around the perimeter of the fire.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
Structures are within the vicinity of this wildfire. Please refer to the District of Clearwater or the TNRD for information about specific evacuation orders and alert.

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

The top priority is to ensure public safety. The Evacuation order has been rescinded however alerts are still in place. Please visit the TNRD and District of Clearwater websites for more information.

An extended area access restriction is now in effect for the areas around the fire in the interest of public and crew safety. Click here for more information.

More information
These fires are burning in steep and rocky terrain which is causing debris to roll downslope unexpectedly. It is important that members of the public respect evacuation information, road closures and prohibited areas to ensure public and responder safety.

Hot weather and winds will create smoke within the fire perimeter which will be visible from the surrounding areas, however the fire remains within the fire perimeter guard lines. Smoke may continue to be visible for the foreseeable future. Last night smoke from fires to the east was also impacting air quality.

For information on the Little Fort Complex fires contact:
Heather Rice
On-Site Fire Information Officer

Cause: Under Investigation

• 198 firefighters
• 5 helicopters
• 5 heavy equipment
5 watertenders and an incident management team are also assigned to the Little Fort Complex.

Map & Photos: See the 4 files for this fire.