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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Work continues on southern flank fire guard

A tree candling on August 6, 2023

Shuswap Emergency Program update – August 7, 2023 - 1 PM

Crews continue to work on building a fire guard to assist in protecting North Shuswap communities to the south of the fire, including Lee Creek. This guard is partially built on the south flank of the fire, but due to rugged terrain, it will still take more time for crews to complete. 

A unit crew is preparing to conduct ignitions on the south flank following the equipment line as part of the guard construction.

BC Wildfire is emphasizing that it is critical for residents in the North Shuswap to prepare their properties for fire. Information is available from the CSRD FireSmart Program at and from BC Wildfire 

Depending on the weather conditions and associated fire movement over the coming days, this fire has the potential to impact communities to the south of the fire, including Lee Creek.

  • Information from BC Wildfire indicates all current Evacuation Orders and Alerts in the CSRD will remain in place. The situation is being re-evaluated daily. However, it appears unlikely there will be a change in any Orders or Alerts until at least mid-week.
  • There is a risk of thunderstorm activity and erratic winds in the later afternoon and evening. This may increase fire activity. 
  • Helicopters and structure protection crews will attack hotspots upslope of the properties on Rawson Road. They will also be maintaining structure protection systems in the area. 
  • A smoky skies advisory is in place for the Shuswap today and this continues to make visibility and accurately mapping the fire perimeter difficult.

Photo: Fire candling in the trees in the area of the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire taken on August 6, 2023. (CSRD photo)

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