Wildfire Update from BC Wildfire, 5pm

Stefanie Poisson

July 10, 2017 at 5:00pm

Update on the Wildfires in the area: Information Bulletin

The three wildfires in the Little Fort area are estimated at a collective 1,300 hectares. All three are currently primarily exhibiting Rank 1 and 2 fire behaviour, which ranges from smouldering ground fire to an open surface flame. Some pockets of Rank 3 have also been observed, which is a more vigorous surface flame. At this time, there are no immediate threats to values and no structures have been destroyed. A weak cold front passed overnight on Sunday, which increased wind speeds to contribute to some minimal growth on all three fires.

The terrain involved in these incidents is very steep and rocky, and fire is causing debris to roll downslope unexpectedly. It is important that members of the public obey the evacuation orders, road closures and prohibited access areas. The purpose of evacuations and closures is to ensure the safety of the public, as well as to ensure the safety of responders and access for heavy equipment.

If members of the public see increased wildfire activity or safety hazards, please call the BC Wildfire Service or local emergency services immediately and do not attempt to access the site.

Report Wildfires: 1 800 663-5555 or *5555

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