UPDATE - Fire Situation - August 23 - 16:00 Hours

Monday, August 23, 2021

16:00 Hours

White Rock Lake Fire

  • There are no changes to the Evacuation Order for Pinaus Lake or the Evacuation Alert affecting Falkland, Cedar Hill and Yankee Flats.
  • The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is reporting fire activity as minimal along the south, west, and northern flanks, which include the CSRD-affected areas.
  • Cool temperatures and precipitation in some areas of the fire are helping to reduce fire spread. Gusty winds may increase fire behaviour and create more visible smoke.
  • On the northeast flank, south of Glenemma, heavy equipment continues to construct the guard from Irish Creek to Six Mile Creek. This control line will be completed by the end of the day tomorrow.
  • A unit crew continues work on a contingency fuel-free buffer zone from the west side of Pinaus Lake working south towards established containment lines.

Shuswap Complex (Two Mile Road, Crazy Creek Gorge FSR)

General information

  • Gusty winds yesterday hampered some of the work by ground crews on fires in the Shuswap, as they had to be called off from working directly on active fire lines due to safety concerns.
  • Cooler temperatures are helping to limit fire activity on all blazes in the Shuswap Complex.
  • A new single-tree, lightning-caused fire start at Loftus Creek northwest of Malakwa has been extinguished and removed from the BC Wildfire Dashboard.
  • Both the Hunakwa Lake Fire and the Three Valley Lake fire have been downgraded by BCWS and are no longer considered fires of note.

Two Mile Fire

  • The Evacuation Alert in place for Swansea Point has been lifted to All Clear as of noon.
  • Today, BCWS crews will continue working on spots above the Skyline FSR. Some spots will be monitored due to the significant number of danger trees.
  • On the north flank, crews are making good progress working on spots at the head of the fire. The spots that they are currently working to extinguish are burning in steep gullies. Fire crews working to keep the fire from spreading into the Yard Creek drainage.

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR

  • The Evacuation Alert in place for the areas of Pete Martin Bay, Queest and some properties in the Narrows has been lifted to All Clear as of noon.
  • Today, fire crews will be making a direct attack on the fire perimeter up into the higher-elevation alpine.
  • The demobilization of structure protection units is now complete.

This will be the only fire update of the day unless fire conditions change significantly.