Wildfire Update from BC Wildfire: Little Fort Complex July 16, 2017 1100hrs

Stefanie Poisson

Wildfire Update from BC Wildfire: Little Fort Complex July 16, 2017 1100hrs

We hope you find this new format for the bulletin helpful and that it gives a better sense of what is happening on the Little Fort Complex wildfires.

Please note that the fire perimeter on the maps is not from today. Smoky conditions make getting accurate fire perimeter measurements difficult but we will continue to update the map as often as possible.

Total resources: over 200 firefighting personnel, 10 helicopters, 19 pieces of heavy equipment, structural protection units and airtankers, 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: 2362 hectares (estimated)
Status: Out of Control, 20% contained
Progress + Objectives: Increase in fire activity last night on the north end, due to strong winds. Today crews will work to limit fire spread on the northwest flank while continuing to action the south end of the fire.

THUYA ROAD FIRE (K20675)
Fire Size: 450 hectares (estimated)
Status: Out of Control; 40 % 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 Highway 24 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
www.bcwildfire.ca 

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