BC Wildfire Update; July 21, 2017 1130hrs

Stefanie Poisson

BC Wildfire Update
Last updated: Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Little Fort Complex (K20706)

Location: Three separate fires near Little Fort & Clearwater, click for BC Wildfire website here

Discovered: Friday, July 07, 2017
Size: 3,599.0 hectares
Status: Active
**The hectares noted above are the sum total of the fires listed below**

The BC Wildfire Service and a Parks Canada Incident Management Team continue 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: 3,027 hectares (estimated), approximately 30% contained
Cause: Under investigation.
Progress + Objectives: Crews will continue to wet down hot spots on the perimeter, with a focus on northern and eastern flanks.

Thuya Lake Rd Wildfire (K20675)
Location: 7 Km up Thuya Lake Road
Status: 556 hectares (mapped), approximately 80% contained.
Cause: Under investigation.
Progress + Objectives: Crews will be assessing and falling dangerous trees and wetting down hot spots around and 100 feet in from the fire’s perimeter.

Lemieux Creek Wildfire (K21032)
Location: 13 km southwest of Clearwater
Status: 16 hectares (estimated), 100% contained
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 Order is in effect.

The top priority is to ensure public safety. On July 20, enough precipitation and the establishment of containment lines on fires allowed the evacuation order to be scaled back and changed to alerts in some areas. Please visit the TNRD and District of Clearwater websites for more information.

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

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.

If members of the public see increased wildfire activity or safety hazards, please call the BC Wildfire Service (1-800-663-5555 or *5555) or local emergency services immediately. Do not attempt to access the site.

The smoke throughout the North Thompson Valley is drifting in from several different wildfires burning across British Columbia.
Cause: Under Investigation

• 266 firefighters
• 7 helicopters
• 16 heavy equipment
8 watertenders are also assigned to the Little Fort Complex.

July 21 2017 – Little Fort Complex Wildfire News Info Bulletin

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