UPDATE - Fire Situation - August 7 - 16:00 Hours

Saturday, August 7, 2021

16:00 Hours

Please note: an update on the White Rock Lake Fire will be posted separately.

Two Mile Fire

  • Thermal imaging was performed last night by a BCWS drone team and hot spots near the fire guards will be worked on by ground crews.
  • The rain is assisting the crews by giving them time to work on containment efforts. Please stay off backroads leading to the fires, as this puts responders at risk.
  • This fire remains out of control. Please remember fire situations can change rapidly, so continue to respect the Evacuation Alert status.

Hunakwa Lake

  • This fire is now pegged at 3,549 hectares
  • In the next few days, it is expected that fire behaviour may be quieter due to cooler temperatures, the possibility of a small amount of precipitation and higher humidity.
  • Helicopters continued to bucket on this fire yesterday and will continue today if required.

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR Fire

  • Moderate fire behaviour was observed on the south end of the wildfire, with minimal growth.
  • Heavy equipment has established a machine guard around Pete Martin Bay along with a hand-cut fuel-free guard that is planned to be completed today.
  • Structure protection units are currently set up on buildings where required in Pete Martin Bay. Work continues in the community of Queest to complete structure protection.
  • Aerial operations may resume if the smoke lifts. If so, people are asked to stay away from wildfire sites on the ground or in the water.

Three Valley Lake

  • The fire is now mapped at 433 hectares, this decrease in size is due to more accurate mapping.
  • Visible smoke and active burning could be seen yesterday high up on the slopes. Much of this fire is burning in steep ground that is unsafe for firefighters to work on.
  • BCWS is reporting that the fire currently poses no risk to structures.
  • Motorists travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway are being reminded not to slow down or stop, as this can impact fire operations.