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Posted on: August 5, 2023

Lower East Adams Lake Wildfire Update

Lower East Adams Lake Wildfire 08.05.2023

UPDATE August 5, 2023 – 1:00 PM - The BC Wildfire Service is reporting growth has been minimal. An updated fire perimeter and size have been made to 4,823.3 Hectares. 

Another sunny day on Saturday has brought some stability in the morning and early afternoon.  BCWS is actively working to build a fireguard north of Nikwikwaia (Gold) Creek.  The guard will take several days to fully complete due to the steep terrain.  

Winds are expected to increase later in the day similar to yesterday, largely coming from the north.  This may result in an increase in fire behaviour. Shuswap Emergency Program staff will be watching the situation closely over the upcoming days.  

  • An EVACUATION ORDER affecting all 92 properties in the CSRD is still in affect.
  • An Evacuation Alert for the Northern Reach of Tsutswecw Provincial Park is still in affect. 
  • No structure loss has occurred. 
  • A unit crew continues working along Rawson Road, using a wet line and planned ignitions from the road to the fire in areas where the fire burned downslope. 
  • A hotshot crew is setting up a wet line and burning; maintaining structure protection in Adams Lake East; and preparing to conduct ignitions on the south flank after the equipment line is in on, estimated to be today. 
  • Structure protection resources will be conducting 24/7 patrols and operations.  
  • A mass water system is set up if needed. 
  • The public is asked to stay off the lake to support the aerial firefighting efforts.  
  • The Adams Lake Ferry is no longer transporting anyone from the public to the east side. The ferry remains in service for BC Wildfire crews and first responders only. 
  • RCMP and private security are working to keep the evacuated area secure.   
  • This wildfire remains a quickly evolving situation. Information will be posted as it comes in from the field.  

📸 An image of the Lower East Adams Lake Wildfire on August 4, 2023

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