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Newfoundland and Labrador | $90K contract awarded to support Hurricane Flood Alert program

As part of Budget 2014: Shared Prosperity, Fair Society, Balanced Outlook, a contract has been awarded to AMEC as part of a $90,000 investment for the continuation of a three-year Hurricane Flood Alert program in 45 communities throughout the province.

“As climate change continues to affect our province, more communities are experiencing flooding and need flood risk warning systems to allow them to prepare and react quickly. By investing in monitoring and research, our government has taken action to provide those living in areas more prone to flooding the tools they need to respond to adverse precipitation events.”
- The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Environment and Conservation and Minister Responsible for the Office of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

The Hurricane Flood Alert Service examines several weather and research forecast models daily to generate precipitation forecasts based on a set of site specific triggers. Alert information is provided to Fire and Emergency Services – Newfoundland and Labrador, which connects with identified communities to relay information and encourage monitoring and preparedness related to elevated water levels and possible flooding. This investment delivers on a commitment in Charting Our Course: Climate Change Action Plan 2011 in which government committed to enhance the province’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.

“Emergency planning and preparedness is a key component of public safety. Through the support of Fire and Emergency Services-NL, the Provincial Government has put significant resources in place to support municipalities in developing and exercising emergency management plans. With the increasing risks associated with extreme weather and climate change, the Hurricane Flood Alert Service will enhance public safety for communities and residents of Newfoundland and Labrador living in flood prone areas.”
- The Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-NL

AMEC will deliver the Hurricane Flood Alert program to 45 communities in partnership with the Department of Environment and Conservation.

The Hurricane Flood Relief Alert program will be made available to the following communities.

# Area/Community
1 Appleton/Glenwood
2 Battle Harbour
3 Bay Roberts (Shearstown)
4 Bishops Falls
5 Black Duck Siding
6 Burgeo
7 Carbonear
8 Channel-Port aux Basques
9 Churchill Falls
10 Clarenville (Shoal Harbour)
11 Cold Brook
12 Comfort Cove
13 Corner Brook
14 Daniel’s Harbour
15 Deer Lake
16 Gander
17 Glovertown
18 Great Codroy (Codroy Valley)
19 Hant’s Harbour
20 Happy Valley-Goose Bay
21 Heart’s Delight-Islington (Heart’s Delight)
22 Hickman’s Harbour-Robinson Bight (Hickman’s Harbour)
23 Hodges Cove
24 Kippens (Gaudon’s Brook)
25 La Scie
26 Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove
27 Mary’s Harbour
28 Mount Pearl (Waterford River)
29 Nain
30 Petty Harbour
31 Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
32 Salmon Cove
33 St. Alban’s
34 St. Anthony
35 St. John’s (Goulds and Waterford River)
36 St. Lawrence
37 Steady Brook
38 Stephenville
39 Stephenville Crossing
40 Trout River
41 Victoria
42 Wabush
43 Whitbourne
44 Winterton

Newfoundland and Labrador | Open fire ban with extreme fire risk

The Department of Natural Resources is implementing an outdoor fire ban for forest land in all regions on the Island of Newfoundland effective immediately.

Recent dry weather and hot temperatures experienced throughout the island have heightened the forest fire threat throughout all areas. The forest fire index is currently at extreme levels in many regions of the province. Under such conditions, the department is taking appropriate measures to prevent forest fires.

Outdoor fires are not permitted. Unauthorized burning, including campfires and brush burning, cannot take place in and around forested areas. Gas barbeques and CSA approved patio wood burning devices are excluded, except in municipalities that have issued a ban. All fireworks are included in the ban, except for sanctioned firework displays conducted by town and local communities with appropriate fire suppression resources on hand.

The outdoor fire ban will be lifted when weather and forest conditions warrant.

BC | July 20 – Wildfire updates

22km Tenakihi (G60195)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Location: Approximately 50 kilometres west of Williston Lake, between the Mesilinka River and Tenakihi Creek
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Size: 41,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 0 firefighters
• 0 helicopters
This fire is currently a modified response fire and it is being actively monitored.

Euchiniko Lakes (G40198)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Location: Euchiniko Lakes, 120km west of Quesnel
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Size: 10,500.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 5% contained
The Euchiniko Lake wildfire has now moved into the western boundary of the Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park. Crews have made good progress tight lining the western flanks of this fire. Cool temperatures and higher relative humidity have helped with suppression efforts. The fire is continuing to move in a west to east direction through mature jack, lodgepole pine, and mixed boreal.

This fire has crossed the 4000 road. Firefighters and heavy equipment are continuing to establish contingency lines and primary guard, burn off fuel were conditions are conducive, commence with mop-up, and conduct danger tree assessment. Helicopters are continuing to bucket the fire to support ground crews.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
The fire is currently on the border between the Prince George Fire Centre and the Cariboo Fire Centre. All resources are being coordinated through the Prince George Fire Centre.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 120 firefighters
• 6 helicopters
• 30 heavy equipment
Additional Incident Management Team personnel have been brought in to assist with planning and operations.

Forres Mountain Fire (G60096)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Location: 50km Northwest of Williston Lake
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Monday, June 02, 2014

Size: 20,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
There are cabins in the near of the fire.

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

Because of the potential danger to life and health, the Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for rural residents in the area west of Williston Lake and west of Finlay River, to Ingenika Arm, west following Ingenika River, north to Tucha Lake and northeast to where Akie River meets the Finlay River. Visit www.prrd.bc.ca for more information.

More information
Current weather conditions have decreased fire activity at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 10 firefighters
• 5 helicopters
Crews are working on the northeast corner of the fire.

Mount McAllister Fire (G70221)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Location: 56Km West of Chetwynd
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Size: 16,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
Fire crews are focusing on these priorities and tactics:
-Protecting life and property;
-direct attack in areas safe to do so;
-protecting structures,including bridges, that impact fire access and egress;
-integrating organization of operations with industry, utility companies and local fire departments.
-continue to build dozer guard, contingency lines,and tightline guard where possible.

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

RESCINDED – The District of Hudson’s Hope has rescinded their evacuation order. AN ALERT REMAINS IN PLACE. Info: http://hudsonshope.ca/

The Peace River Regional District has ordered an Evacuation Alert for residents in the community of Moberly Lake and surrounding area extending to the northernmost point of Boucher Lake Road, directly west to the Klin-Se-Za protected area, north along Carbon Creek to the southern edge of Williston Lake directly east to the boundary of Hudson’s Hope. Info: www.prrd.bc.ca

More information
The weather is cooperating, allowing crews to line-locate and begin dozer guard construction. Crews will be working swing shifts to maximize production during this opportunity.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 42 firefighters
• 7 helicopters
• 30 heavy equipment
A Type 1 Incident Management Team is working on this fire. The Incident Command Post is located at the fire camp located at the end of 50th street. There will be 80 additional firefighters arriving today.

Mugaha Fire (G60218)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Location: 8Km up Mugaha Creek
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Saturday, July 12, 2014

Size: 185.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 80% contained

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
Rain in the area has brought the entire fire down to rank 1 behaviour.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 50 firefighters
• 3 helicopters
Heavy equipment have completed their objectives and crews are now working on steeper slopes to complete building hand guard.

Red Deer Creek Fire (G70182)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Location: 61km Southeast of Tumbler Ridge
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Sunday, July 06, 2014

Size: 34,827.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained
This fire is located within British Columbia and Alberta. The cooler temperatures and high relative humidity are providing safer conditions for fire fighters to work. The crews continue to construct guard, hose lay and wet line. They are working on moping up the fire perimeter to 50 feet of containment lines. Danger tree assessments are occurring for guards and access roadss. Hazardous trees will be felled.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
There are oil and gas values in the vicinity of this fire. Currently structural protection units have been set up on three oil and gas camps and four bridges.

Evacuation Order is in effect, affecting 200 people.

Three oil and gas work camps have been evacuated.
More information on this evacuation order, please visit: www.prrd.bc.ca
(note: the updated number of three camps evacuated is a correction to the previously noted two camps. All three camps were evacuation at the same time)

More information
The Alberta Incident Management Team has taken over this fire.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 81 firefighters
• 21 helicopters
• 59 heavy equipment
• 0 airtankers
The resources listed above are for the fire as a whole, both the BC and Alberta sides.

Salmon Lake Fire (G50226)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Location: 37km northeast of Tezzeron Lake
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Monday, July 14, 2014

Size: 1,440.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 60% contained

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
There are cabins in the near of this fire. There are no residents within the cabins. Crews and aircraft are working to protect the values.
All cabins and structures are still intact.

 

 

More information
The crews have been making good progress with burnoff procedures on the northeast side and south side.
The fire has received rain in the past 24 hours which has allowed for minimal fire activity and allowed crews to continue to make good progress.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 20 firefighters
• 1 helicopters
A type 2 inicident management team is in place for this fire.

Valley south of Morfee Lake (G60215)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Location: 6 kilometres east of Mackenzie
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Saturday, July 12, 2014

Size: 180.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 80% contained

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
Rain in the area has brought the fire down to rank 1 behaviour.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 20 firefighters
• 2 helicopters
Heavy equipment have completed their objectives and crews are working to build hand guard on the steeper slopes.

Chelaslie River (R10070)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Location: Approximately 7km south of the Chelaslie River
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Size: 50,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
This fire is classified as “modified response”.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
A structural protection unit has been assigned to the fire.

Evacuation Order is in effect.

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an Evacuation Order for the north east half of Tetachuck Lake, through Uchu Reach to Intata Reach on Natalkuz Lake to the south side of Chelaslie River.
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an Evacuation Alert for Intata Reach at the confluence of Uchu Reach at the eastern border of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Electoral Area ‘E’, to Natalkuz-500 Road in the north, to Kluskus Forest Service Road in the east to the boundary of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Electoral Area ‘E’ and Electoral Area ‘D’ in the south.
For more information, please visit http://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

BC Parks has issued an evacuation order for all cabin owners in Entiako Provincial Park, any users within the park, and any persons found at a facility threatened by wildfire.
BC Parks has issued the closure of Entiako Provincial Park to all recreational users.
For more information, please visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/entiako/

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 41 firefighters
• 5 helicopters
• 11 heavy equipment
No further details available at this time regarding resources.

3 km Botanie Rd (K70270)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Location: North of Lytton
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Size: 1,500.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained
There is a lot of smoke in the area, however the last estimated size was 1500 hectares. There was aggressive fire activity yesterday afternoon due to steep terrain and high winds.

Structure protection remains a top priority and sprinkler protection units are being utilized.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire

Evacuation Order is in effect.

Evacuation Alerts and Orders are in effect. Check TNRD.ca for details.

More information
There will be another public meeting today at the Parish Hall in Lytton. The meeting starts at 2 PM. For more information about future meetings or evacuations visit TNRD.ca.

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources
• 121 firefighters
• 6 helicopters
• 11 heavy equipment
There are helicopters, fire fighters and heavy equipment working hard on this fire today. Airtankers will be utilized if they meet are required.

Crews continue to monitor the fire overnight.

Apex Mountain (K50272)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Location: Apex Mountain
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Size: 344.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 60% contained
The Apex fire is estimated at 344 hectares in size – the increase in size is due to more accurate mapping.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

There remains an Evacuation Alert in place for the lower portions of Green Mountain and Apex Mountain Roads. This affects approximately 9 properties. The Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen and the RCMP are coordinating the evacuation. For more evacuation info here: http://www.rdos.bc.ca/

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources
Three contract crews and a water tender remained on site overnight

Boot Hill (K50289)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Location: 30 km southwest of Penticton, near Lookout Mountain
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Monday, July 14, 2014

Size: 100.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 50% contained
Change in size is due to more accurate mapping.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 10 firefighters
• 3 heavy equipment
Will continue to increase number of staff and equipment working the fire.

Jura (K60286)

Last updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Location: Jura, southeast of Missezula Lake, west of Princeton-Summerland
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Size: 460.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 70% contained

Interface: Interface Interface Fire

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

The Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen are coordinating the evacuation alert and plans. More evacuation info here: http://www.rdos.bc.ca/.
No further details available at this time.

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources
• 27 firefighters
• 4 helicopters
• 9 heavy equipment
27 fire fighters, 9 heavy equipment, WMB and TEAMS staff, 4 helicopters and airtankers as needed.

 

BC | Mobile Medical Unit plays key role supporting hospital to save lives in Bella Bella plane crash

The province’s Mobile Medical Unit played a key role in saving the lives of four people on board a small plane that crashed after taking off in a remote part of B.C.’s Central Coast last weekend.

The plane went down outside St. John Harbour with the four people on board transported by emergency personnel to nearby Bella Bella where, through planning around a major First Nations gathering and a stroke of good timing, the Mobile Medical Unit – or MMU – was temporarily located.

Once the victims arrived in Bella Bella, specialized health care personnel from the MMU and Vancouver Coastal Health’s R.W. Large Memorial Hospital worked together to successfully triage, assess and treat the seriously injured victims. Two were airlifted to Vancouver, one to Victoria, while the fourth was treated and released in Bella Bella.

Of the four victims, three have now been discharged from hospital and the fourth remains under care in Vancouver.

“The Mobile Medical Unit is designed to provide additional support for special events, or as in the case in Bella Bella, an unexpected emergency,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “The unit is an important resource for B.C.’s health care system and it is great news that it was able to play a key role in saving the lives of the individuals involved in this plane crash.”

“This was an excellent example of how the specialized expertise provided through the MMU can work hand-in-hand with local health services to handle an unexpected multi-trauma situation,” Dr. Ross Brown, co-senior medical director for the Vancouver Coastal Health coastal community of care, said.

Dr. Brown said that while staff at R.W. Large Memorial Hospital has the skill and expertise to care for the remote community, there is no doubt that the availability of the MMU added extra depth to the health care resources available to ensure that the four seriously injured individuals received the care and treatment needed for them to survive.

The MMU was temporarily located to the Central Coast to support a mass gathering event known as “Qatuwas” (or Tribal Journeys) being held in Bella Bella from July 13-19.

This MMU deployment was a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority in cooperation with Bella Bella community officials and Qatuwas Festival organizers. The Qatuwas Festival attracted more than 40 canoes with 400 pullers and approximately 2,200 visitors to Bella Bella, on top of the 1,400 residents that currently live there.

Quick Facts:

• The MMU is housed in a 16-metre tractor-trailer that expands to a 90-square-metre (1,000 square feet) flexible facility with up to eight or 10 patient treatment bays, depending on mission requirements.

• The MMU can provide four flexible levels of clinical care, ranging from public health outreach and first aid to critical care and emergency life-saving surgery. In this case, the MMU matched the level of care currently offered at the hospital in Bella Bella, providing surge capacity to the RWLMH as determined by hospital leadership.

• A support trailer provides a small office space and workshop for on-the-road support, and is also stocked with a variety of medical and consumable supplies for use in the event of emergency.

• The MMU can be connected to a hospital’s shore power, city water and waste systems, but also has its own power, oxygen, water, and waste systems for self-sufficiency when required.

• The MMU can be deployed anywhere in the province to support planned hospital and health centre renovations, when additional capacity is needed to cope with large-scale public events, or when disaster strikes.

• This is one of the most remote locations to which the MMU has travelled and MMU Clinical Educators have been offering continuing medical education, as well as familiarization to the MMU, to local hospital staff during its time in the community.

BC | Preparing for wildfire evacuation

If you reside in an area that is experiencing wildfires with a potential for evacuation alerts or orders, there are some things you can do to prepare that will make this stressful time a little easier to manage.

The most important thing to remember is to stay calm, listen to your local public officials, and if possible, access online social media channels like Twitter or your local government website for information updates.

Evacuation Alerts

In the event an evacuation alert is issued for your area:

  • You will need to prepare to leave your home on very short notice.
  • Stay tuned to your local authority’s public information channels, as well as Emergency Info BC (www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca) for updates.
  • Have your emergency kit and important documents ready to go, which should include things like insurance and personal papers such as birth certificates. You should also pack:
    • Several days’ clothing.
    • Medicine/prescriptions.
    • Consider your pets and get leashes, carriers and pet food ready to go.
    • Also consider the kids and bring some comfort items, like a favourite toy or colouring books to help keep them busy.
    • Don’t forget to check in on family, friends and neighbours who may have mobility or other issues to contend with.
    • This is a good time to collect precious photos and mementos that can’t be replaced.

Evacuation Orders

If you are told the time has come to evacuate, you must leave the area immediately. Failing to leave when asked to by officials puts yourself and others at risk.

Here’s what you should do when an evacuation order is issued:

  • Grab your emergency kit and follow the directions to the identified reception centre.
  • Follow the routes specified by emergency officials. Don’t take shortcuts. A shortcut could take you to a blocked or dangerous area.
  • Take critical items already in your kit – medicine, purse, wallet and keys.
  • Take your pets in kennels or on a leash.
  • Close all doors and windows. Close and latch gates, but do not lock them.
  • Take a cell phone if you have one.
  • If there is time and it is safe to do, shut off water at the main line into your home, and switch off electricity at the breaker panel. Leave natural gas service ‘on’.

Your local authority officials will advise you when it’s safe to return home.

Learn More:

YouTube: http://youtu.be/XujT_6SaFko

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bcgov/psa_evacuation_order_alert_what_to_do

BC | Fire crews respond to lightning-caused fires in Slocan

The Southeast Fire Centre is currently responding to two lightning-caused fires east of Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley.

Although these fires are highly visible due to their proximity to Highway 6 and local communities, there is currently no threat to any structures or communities.

  • The Enterprise Creek fire is 1.5 kilometres east of Highway 6 and 8.5 kilometres south of the village of Silverton. Multiple airtanker groups and helicopters worked on this fire throughout the day and late into the evening on Thursday, July 17. Today, three helicopters are supporting a 20-person Unit Crew that has established pump sites and is working to contain this fire, which is currently estimated at 10 hectares.
  • The Monument Creek fire is 10 kilometres east of Highway 6 and 11.5 kilometres southeast of Slocan City. Helicopters are supporting 18 firefighters who are working to contain this fire. Airtanker groups and helicopters worked late into the evening on Thursday to slow its rate of spread. This wildfire is estimated at 3.5 hectares.

These fires are not the source of the haze and smoke that’s currently visible throughout the region. Smoke has drifted into the West Kootenay area from much larger wildfires in the Okanagan Valley.

Crews have actively responded to 27 naturally occurring wildfires in the past week and have also had to respond to seven fires that were person-caused and therefore preventable. Person-caused wildfires divert firefighting resources from responding to other incidents. The Wildfire Management Branch asks the public and industry operators to exercise extreme caution in this period of increased fire danger.

The fire danger rating in the majority of the Southeast Fire Centre is currently “high”, with areas of “extreme” fire danger near Invermere, Cranbrook, Nakusp, Kaslo, Revelstoke and Grand Forks. Considering the hot and dry weather experienced over the past week, these conditions mean that forest fuels are very dry and the risk of fire is serious. Extreme caution must be exercised when using campfires this weekend.

The Southeast Fire Centre would like to thank the public for reporting wildfires in the region and for using fire safely during this period of elevated fire danger.

The Southeast Fire Centre extends from the U.S. border in the south to the Mica Dam in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east. This includes the Selkirk and Rocky Mountain resource districts.

For information on air quality, as well as smoke forecasts for Western Canada, visit the BC Air Quality website: www.bcairquality.ca/bluesky/west/index.html

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

BC | Out-of-province firefighters responding to assist with wildfires

An increase in fire activity around the province has prompted the Wildfire Management Branch to request the help of 200 additional fire suppression personnel from out-of-province.

On Saturday, July 19, 40 sustained action firefighters from Quebec, plus 20 from Nova Scotia and 20 from New Brunswick, will arrive in B.C. Ontario is supplying 120 more crew members who will arrive on Sunday, July 20. All personnel will be flown into Prince George and will be deployed throughout the province based on current and anticipated fire activity.

These resources join more than 1,500 provincial staff, nearly 800 B.C. contractors and 94 out-of-province personnel already engaged in fire response efforts.

Despite a temporary respite in temperatures in northern B.C., continued hot and dry conditions combined with provincewide wind gusts are expected throughout the weekend. The fire danger rating for the province is primarily “high” to “extreme”.

Campfire prohibitions are in effect in many areas of the Wildfire Management Branch’s jurisdiction.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

BC | July 18 – Multiple wildfire updates

3 km Botanie Rd (K70270)

Last updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Location: North of Lytton
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Size: 470.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained

Interface: Interface Interface Fire

Evacuation Alerts and Orders are in effect

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources
• 21 firefighters
Firefighters, aircraft and heavy equipment will continue fighting this fire today.

Apex Mountain (K50272)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Location: Apex Mountain
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Size: 313.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 50% contained
The Apex fire is estimated at 313 hectares in size. Crews have made good progress in containing the south end of the fire closest to homes. 19 firefighters and one water tender will remain on site overnight.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

The Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen are coordinating the evacuation alert and plans. More evacuation info here: http://www.rdos.bc.ca/

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources
• 19 firefighters
• 1 heavy equipment
No further details available at this time regarding resources.

Boot Hill (K50289)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Location: 30 km southwest of Penticton, near Lookout Mountain
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Monday, July 14, 2014

Size: 138.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 30% contained
Crews and heavy equipment were able to make good progress guarding this fire today.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
No resources will stay on this incident overnight.

Jura (K60286)

Last updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Location: Jura, southeast of Missezula Lake, west of Princeton-Summerland
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Size: 300.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
Crews, air and ground support were able to make good progress on this fire today and there was minimal growth.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

The Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen are coordinating the evacuation alert and plans. More evacuation info here: http://www.rdos.bc.ca/.

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources
• 20 firefighters
• 10 heavy equipment
Fire fighters and air tankers are responding to this incident today. Fire fighters were also on the fire overnight.

Maka-Murray (K60265)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Location: Maka-Murray, west of Murray Lake
• See approximate location of this wildfire on a Mapquest map.
• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.

Discovered: Monday, July 14, 2014

Size: 450.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained
Fire officials are assessing and prioritizing resources for this fire. Today the fire was Rank 4-5.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire

Evacuation Order is in effect.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation order for residents living in the vicinity of Murray Lake. There are approximately 30-35 properties in this area.

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused
The fire is believed to be caused by a lightning strike on July 14, 2014.

Resources
Fire fighters, airtankers and helicopters responded to this fire over the last few days. Crews and equipment will continue to work on this incident.

Smith Creek (K50293)

Last updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Location: Smith Creek, West Kelowna
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Discovered: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Size: 400.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 20% contained
Aggressive fire behaviour continues. The fire is estimated to be 20 per cent contained a the base of the wildfire.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire

Evacuation Order is in effect.

Evacuation Order issued by the Central Okanagan Regional District. For more information: http://www.cordemergency.ca/cm/page3353.aspx

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources
• 75 firefighters
• 2 helicopters
• 7 airtankers
Crews from WMB and local fire departments are working to contain this fire with support from helicopters and airtankers.

Harrison Hot Springs (V10265)

Last updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Location: Harrison Hot Springs, 4 km West
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Discovered: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Size: 3.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 40% contained
This fire is on the southside of the Harrison River.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
This fire is near BC Hydro lines.

Access to the river is not currently restricted.

More information
This fire is at the base of a steep slope.

Cause: Human Human Caused
Human-caused, under investigation

Resources
• 23 firefighters
• 1 helicopters
There will be ongoing helicopter bucketing as needed. Ground crews are continuing with aggressive suppression efforts.

Chelaslie River (R10070)

Last updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Location: Approximately 7km south of the Chelaslie River
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Discovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Size: 30,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
This fire is classified as “modified response”.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
A structural protection unit has been assigned to the fire.

Evacuation Order is in effect.

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an Evacuation Order for the north east half of Tetachuck Lake, through Uchu Reach to Intata Reach on Natalkuz Lake to the south side of Chelaslie River.
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an Evacuation Alert for Intata Reach at the confluence of Uchu Reach at the eastern border of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Electoral Area ‘E’, to Natalkuz-500 Road in the north, to Kluskus Forest Service Road in the east to the boundary of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Electoral Area ‘E’ and Electoral Area ‘D’ in the south.
For more information, please visit http://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

BC Parks has issued an evacuation order for all cabin owners in Entiako Provincial Park, any users within the park, and any persons found at a facility threatened by wildfire.
BC Parks has issued the closure of Entiako Provincial Park to all recreational users.
For more information, please visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/entiako/

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 39 firefighters
• 6 helicopters
• 4 heavy equipment
No further details available at this time regarding resources.

22km Tenakihi (G60195)

Last updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Location: Approximately 50 kilometres west of Williston Lake, between the Mesilinka River and Tenakihi Creek
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Discovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Size: 22,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
Cool temperatures and rain in the area have decreased the fire activity on this fire today.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
Many parts of the fire will be put into “modified response” and closely monitored, but not actively fought. Primary objective is ensuring everyone is safe and away from the head of this fire.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 1 helicopters
No further details available at this time regarding resources.

Euchiniko Lakes (G40198)

Last updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Location: Euchiniko Lakes, 120km west of Quesnel
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Discovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Size: 7,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained
Crews and heavy machinery are working hard to establish guard and contingency lines around the fire.

This fire has crossed the 4000 road. Firefighters and heavy equipment are continuing to establish contingency lines and primary guard, burn off fuel were conditions are conducive, and commence with mop-up. Smoky conditions have made it difficult to determine an accurate current size.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
The fire is currently on the border between the Prince George Fire Centre and the Cariboo Fire Centre. All resources are being coordinated through the Prince George Fire Centre.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 120 firefighters
• 10 helicopters
• 30 heavy equipment
Additional Incident Management Team personnel have been brought in to assist with planning and operations.

Helicopters are continuing to bucket the fire to support ground crews. Crews are working to establish contingency lines and primary guards with equipment, as well as burn off fuels where conditions are conducive.

Forres Mountain Fire (G60096)

Last updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Location: 50km Northwest of Williston Lake
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Discovered: Monday, June 02, 2014

Size: 5,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
This fire is producing a lot of drift smoke that can be seen in Mackenzie and Dawson Creek.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
This fire is currently a modified response fire. This means that the fire will be actively monitored but not actively suppressed. If the situation changes then limited action may occur on the fire.
There are currently no structures or resources at risk at this time.

Mount McAllister Fire (G70221)

Last updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Location: 56Km West of Chetwynd
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Discovered: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Size: 16,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
Fire crews are focusing on these priorities and tactics:
-Protecting life and property;
-controlling the advance of the head of the fire with controlled burnoffs;
-protecting structures,including bridges, that impact fire access and egress;
-integrating organization of operations with industry, utility companies and local fire departments.

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

RESCINDED – The District of Hudson’s Hope has rescinded their evacuation order. AN ALERT REMAINS IN PLACE. Info: http://hudsonshope.ca/

The Peace River Regional District has ordered an Evacuation Alert for residents in the community of Moberly Lake and surrounding area extending to the northernmost point of Boucher Lake Road, directly west to the Klin-Se-Za protected area, north along Carbon Creek to the southern edge of Williston Lake directly east to the boundary of Hudson’s Hope. Info: www.prrd.bc.ca

More information
The weather is cooperating, allowing crews to line-locate and begin dozer guard construction. Crews will be working swing shifts to maximize production during this opportunity.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 42 firefighters
• 7 helicopters
• 22 heavy equipment
A Type 1 Incident Management Team is working on this fire.

Mugaha Fire (G60218)

Last updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Location: 8Km up Mugaha Creek
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Discovered: Saturday, July 12, 2014

Size: 185.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 60% contained
Cool temperatures and rain in the area have decreased the fire activity on this fire today.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 50 firefighters
• 3 helicopters
• 3 heavy equipment
Crews are working hard to build guard on the west end of the fire to prevent it from moving back down the Mugaha drainage. Progress is going well and winds are continuing to push the fire east.

 

 

BC | Smith Creek Fire – 1100 homes evacuated in Kelowna

The Smith Creek fire has grown to approximately 175-hectares in size. The fire has not yet been contained.

Fire crews from West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country, Kelowna and BC Wildfire Management Branch are working to establish guards, contain the fire and protect homes and vital infrastructure in the area.

More than 2,500 hundred residents living in approximately 1,100 homes in the Smith Creek, Tallus Ridge, Alexandria Way and Shannon Woods neighbourhoods have now been evacuated due to a fire burning above the Smith Creek Area in West Kelowna.

As of 7 p.m., evacuees should report to the Emergency Reception Centre, which has been moved to Mount Boucherie Secondary School at 2751 Cameron Road. The previous reception centre at Lakeview Heights Baptist Church is closed.

While it’s greatly appreciated, Emergency Support Services (ESS) is not requesting donations of food, clothing or other assistance at this time. The Canadian Disaster Animal Response team is working with ESS to arrange accommodation for animals in the Evacuation Order areas.

Residents that are being asked to leave their homes should close windows and doors, shut off all gas and electrical appliances except fridges and freezers. Gather family and pets, on leash, and take only key items like wallet, purse, keys and medicine.

West Kelowna Mayor and Council have Declared a State of Local Emergency.

All residents living west of the Bennett Bridge are asked to limit household water use and shutoff outdoor irrigation use to keep pressure and supply available for emergency crews fighting the fire.

New information including maps of evacuations will be released to the public through www.cordemergency.ca as soon as it becomes available.

Emergency response personnel request that the public:

• Avoid the Smith Creek area so emergency responders can effectively perform their duties.
• Monitor www.cordemergency.ca, www.facebook.com/CORDEmergency, or www.twitter.com/CO_Emerg for confirmed information about the situation.
• Please only CALL 911 in case of emergency.

BC | Multiple wildfire updates from across the province – July 17 2014

22km Tenakihi (G60195)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Location: Approximately 50 kilometres west of Williston Lake, between the Mesilinka River and Tenakihi Creek
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Discovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Size: 22,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
This fire is very active and is expected to grow today.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
Many parts of the fire will be put into “modified response” and closely monitored, but not actively fought. Primary objective is ensuring everyone is safe and away from the head of this fire.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 1 helicopters
No further details available at this time regarding resources.

Euchiniko Lakes (G40198)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Location: Euchiniko Lakes, 120km west of Quesnel
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Discovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Size: 7,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained
Crews and heavy machinery are working hard to establish guard and contingency lines around the fire.

Due to strong winds in the area and aggressive fire behaviour, further growth occurred on the fire yesterday. This fire has crossed the 4000 road. Firefighters and heavy equipment are continuing to establish contingency lines and primary guard, burn off fuel were conditions are conducive, and commence with mop-up. Conditions will continue to challenge crews with the hot dry weather, and smoky conditions have made it difficult to determine an accurate current size.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
The fire is currently on the border between the Prince George Fire Centre and the Cariboo Fire Centre. All resources are being coordinated through the Prince George Fire Centre.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 120 firefighters
• 10 helicopters
• 30 heavy equipment
Additional Incident Management Team personnel have been brought in to assist with planning and operations.

Helicopters are continuing to bucket the fire to support ground crews. Crews are working on establishing contingency lines, continue establishing primary guards with equipment, and burn off fuels where conditions are conducive.

Forres Mountain Fire (G60096)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Location: 50km Northwest of Williston Lake
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Discovered: Monday, June 02, 2014

Size: 5,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
This fire is producing a lot of drift smoke that can be seen in Mackenzie and Dawson Creek.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
This fire is currently a modified response fire. This means that the fire will be actively monitored but not actively suppressed. If the situation changes then limited action may occur on the fire.
There are currently no structures or resources at risk at this time.

Mount McAllister Fire (G70221)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Location: 56Km West of Chetwynd
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Discovered: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Size: 16,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained
Fire growth has been minimal today compared to yesterday. Winds are starting to pick up this evening.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
There is a wind farm to the east of the fire and communities are further eastnortheast.

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

The District of Hudson’s Hope has put an Evacuation Order in place for the entire municipality. Info: http://hudsonshope.ca/

The Peace River Regional District has ordered an Evacuation Alert for residents in the community of Moberly Lake and surrounding area extending to the northernmost point of Boucher Lake Road, directly west to the Klin-Se-Za protected area, north along Carbon Creek to the southern edge of Williston Lake directly east to the boundary of Hudson’s Hope. Info: www.prrd.bc.ca

More information
The fire is causing significant smoke and ash which can be seen in the surrounding communities.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 1 helicopters
The Wildfire Management Branch is actively responding to the Mount McAllister fire but this wildfire is extremely volatile and it is not safe for ground crews to fight the fire directly at this time.
Resources have been requested and will be ready to be put on the fire once it is safe to do so.

Mugaha Fire (G60218)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Location: 8Km up Mugaha Creek
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Discovered: Saturday, July 12, 2014

Size: 185.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 60% contained

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 50 firefighters
• 3 helicopters
• 3 heavy equipment
Crews are working hard to build guard on the west end of the fire to prevent it from moving back down the Mugaha drainage. Progress is going well and winds are continuing to push the fire east.

Red Deer Creek Fire (G70182)

Last updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Location: 61km Southeast of Tumbler Ridge
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Discovered: Sunday, July 06, 2014

Size: 33,400.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained
With 24 hour operations, crews will continue to build fireline. If conditions permit, burning of unburned fuels will continue to occur. Crew and Public safety is the highest priority.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
There are oil and gas values in the vicinity of this fire. Currently structural protection units have been set up on three oil and gas camps and four bridges.

Evacuation Order is in effect, affecting 200 people.

Three oil and gas work camps have been evacuated.
More information on this evacuation order, please visit: www.prrd.bc.ca
(note: the updated number of three camps evacuated is a correction to the previously noted two camps. All three camps were evacuation at the same time)

More information
The fire is approximately 10kms from the Alberta border. We have been working with Alberta Wildfire Management and joint command has been established. Specialized personnel from Ontario have also arrived to support the Red Deer Creek fire.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused
The increase in size is partially due to controlled burns.

Resources
• 50 firefighters
• 14 helicopters
• 27 heavy equipment
• 0 airtankers
There are currently 50 firefighters assigned to this fire. They are being supported by 14 helicopters and 27 pieces of heavy equipment. There will be 50 additional firefighters arriving by the end of the day.

Salmon Lake Fire (G50226)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Location: 37km northeast of Tezzeron Lake
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Discovered: Monday, July 14, 2014

Size: 1,440.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
There are cabins in the near of this fire. There are no residents within the cabins. Crews and aircraft are working to protect the values.

 

 

More information
The crews have been making good progress with burnoff procedures on the northeast side and south side.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 20 firefighters
• 4 helicopters
• 10 heavy equipment
A type 2 inicident management team is in place for this fire.
Heavy equipment is working during the night to build guard during less intense fire activity.

Valley south of Morfee Lake (G60215)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Location: 6 kilometres east of Mackenzie
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Discovered: Saturday, July 12, 2014

Size: 180.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 75% contained
The fire is currently burning uphill in an easterly direction.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 20 firefighters
• 2 helicopters
• 3 heavy equipment
Crews are making good progress on the on the southwest and northwest edge of the fire and they are working towards the east.

Chelaslie Arm (R10070)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Location: Approximately 7km south of the Chelaslie River
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Discovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Size: 25,000.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
This fire is classified as “modified response”.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
A structural protection unit has been assigned to the fire.

Evacuation Order is in effect.

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an Evacuation Order for the north east half of Tetachuck Lake, through Uchu Reach to Intata Reach on Natalkuz Lake to the south side of Chelaslie River.
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an Evacuation Alert for Intata Reach at the confluence of Uchu Reach at the eastern border of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Electoral Area ‘E’, to Natalkuz-500 Road in the north, to Kluskus Forest Service Road in the east to the boundary of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Electoral Area ‘E’ and Electoral Area ‘D’ in the south.
For more information, please visit http://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

BC Parks has issued an evacuation order for all cabin owners in Entiako Provincial Park, any users within the park, and any persons found at a facility threatened by wildfire.
BC Parks has issued the closure of Entiako Provincial Park to all recreational users.
For more information, please visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/entiako/

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 39 firefighters
• 4 helicopters
• 4 heavy equipment
No further details available at this time regarding resources.

Apex Mountain (K50272)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Location: Apex Mountain
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Discovered: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Size: 313.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained
The Apex fire is estimated at 313 hectares in size. Crews were on site overnight working on the south end of the fire. More than 20 crews are currently working to establish containment.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

The Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen are coordinating the evacuation alert and plans. Concerned public can get more information at 250 809-2541. More evacuation info here: http://www.rdos.bc.ca/

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources
• 22 firefighters
• 4 helicopters
Aircraft continue to work the fire in areas where they can achieve suppression objectives.

Boot Hill (K50289)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Location: 30 km southwest of Penticton, near Lookout Mountain
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Discovered: Monday, July 14, 2014

Size: 138.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 1 helicopters
Additional resources will be sent to this incident today.

Jura (K60286)

Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Location: Jura, southeast of Missezula Lake, west of Princeton-Summerland
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Discovered: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Size: 150.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained

Interface: Interface Interface Fire

Evacuation Alert is in effect.

The Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen are coordinating the evacuation alert and plans. Concerned public can get more information at 250 809-2541. More evacuation info here: http://www.rdos.bc.ca/.
No further details available at this time.

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources
Fire fighters and air tankers are responding to this incident today. Fire fighters were also on the fire overnight.