BC Wildfire Update: Little Fort Information Bulletin, July 18, 2017 1100

Stefanie Poisson

BC Wildfire Update: Little Fort Information Bulletin July 18, 2017 1100

Total resources: over 240 firefighting personnel, 12 helicopters, 17 pieces of heavy equipment, structural protection units and air tankers, as needed. BC Wildfire Service and the Parks Canada Incident Management Team are working closely with local fire departments, RCMP and local governments to ensure public safety and coordinated fire suppression efforts.

DUNN LAKE FIRE (K20706)
Fire Size: 3,028 hectares (estimated)
Status: Out of Control, 30% contained
Progress + Objectives: Cooler temperatures yesterday allowed crews to make progress along the head of the fire on the north end. Today, crews will work to protect structures at Dunn Lake and Auldgirth roads. They will also continue to enforce guard lines using heavy equipment and extinguish spot fires on the south, east and north flanks of the fire.

THUYA ROAD FIRE (K20675)
Fire Size: 556 hectares (estimated)
Status: Out of Control; 80 % contained
Progress + Objectives: This fire did not grow significantly yesterday. Progress continues to be made on control lines. Top priorities are to limit fire spread toward the highways and the transmission line. Evacuations/Area Restriction Order: An area restriction is now in effect for areas around both fires, in the interest of public and crew safety. Due to the increase in fire activity, expanded evacuation alerts and orders were issued yesterday. Please contact the District of Clearwater/TNRD for more information.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION:
Information Officer: Shannon Bond 250-255-5738

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July 18 2017 - Little Fort Complex Wildfire News Info Bulletin

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