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September 5th, 2018
September 5th, 2018

Wildfire Activity Update

September 5, 2018


Today´s weather should be similar yesterday´s, with the possibility of increasing temperatures in some of the warmer valley bottoms. Smoke that impacted some valleys should clear today as winds shift directions. Tomorrow will see an increase in wind speeds, in advance of a weather system that is expected to bring showers and rain to the coast of BC at the end of the week. It is currently not clear how much precipitation will fall into the Tweedsmuir complex´s area from this storm over the weekend.

The Structural Protection Unit, consisting of a specialist and four crew, have left the area however the equipment remains in place and is being monitored and serviced by other staff.

The Evacuation Order for the Whitton Lake area has been changed to an Alert by the Cariboo Regional District. More information about this can be found on their website (link below).

Tweedsmuir Complex
The complex as a whole is responding to an estimated total area of 301,549 hectares of wildfire.
The total number of resources within this area are: 6 single resources, 3 Initial Attack Crews (three crews of three, a total of 9 fire fighters), 3 Helicopters, 1 falling pair consisting of one Danger Tree Assessor/Faller, and one Danger Tree Faller and 5 pieces of heavy equipment.

Tweedsmuir Fires
VA1964 Dean River, VA1787 Ramsey Creek, R12315 Tesla Lake, R12068 Pandosy Bay: Total area of fires: 270,202 ha
Crews continue to work in the Gatcho Lake area, and the spot fire there is now being patrolled and monitored. A guard continues to be constructed in the Upper Dean River to secure properties. This guard was challenged on September 3rd  by windy conditions in the area producing increased fire behaviour, but the fire did not cross the guard. The remainder of the properties impacted by these fires are being monitored and Structural Protection equipment is being maintained.

Klinaklini Fires
V92348 Klinaklini Lake, V91119 Monarch Mountain, C52646 Wilderness Lake: Total area of fires: 31,347 ha (up from 29,049 ha yesterday)
Properties on Klinaklini Lake, Wilderness Lake and Whitton Lake remain intact. Fire is being monitored in these areas. Structural Protection has been installed where appropriate.

Objectives moving forward
The BC Wildfire Service will continue to monitor all fires in the area and ensure that people affected are informed.

Evacuation Order and Alerts

There are evacuation orders and alerts in place for affected areas, and recommendations about these alerts and orders are being reviewed daily. The Evacuation for the Whitton Lake area has been changed to an alert by the Cariboo Regional District. For detailed information on the alerts and orders in your area please visit the following websites:

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako http://www.rdbn.bc.ca
Cariboo Regional District http://www.cariboord.bc.ca
Central Coast Regional District http://www.ccrd-bc.ca
BC Parks regarding trail closures http://www.bcparks.ca

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