BC Wildfire crews are building a new machine-built fire guard to assist with protecting North Shuswap communities should the Lower East Adams Lake Wildfire continue to grow in that direction.
The guard is being built in the general area of the edge of the southern flank of the fire. It will start at the top of the mountain and follow the fire’s edge, where possible, down to Rawson Road. The exact path of the guard is determined as it is constructed.
The guard will be located as close as possible to the orange "southern edge" line on the map below. This southern perimeter below is still accurate, with no uniform downslope movement overnight.
Residents need to keep in mind that a fire guard line is one of the tools used to help prevent fire movement. There are no guarantees that fire will not jump past these lines, especially with wind activity.
This video shows how heavy equipment is used on the fireline.