Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fire Update, Friday July 10

Update #9

Baynes Lake Fire (N10269)

·         Update: This fire is 100% contained.  Crews are continuing to mop up hot spots. The Southeast Fire Centre is no longer considering this as a “Fire of Note”.  Unless a significant change occurs, there will be no further updates on this fire.
·         Forecast:  The forecast is calling for the chance of thunderstorms this afternoon with possible gusty winds of up to 60 km/hr. There may be limited precipitation in some areas.  More active thunderstorms are forecast for the weekend which may bring more significant showers.  Fire Danger is rated as “High”.
·         Alerts and Orders:
o    None.  All alerts and orders have been rescinded.

Spillimacheen Fire

·         Size: 54 hectares - no growth.
·         Location:  The fire is burning next to the Highway north of Spillimacheen.
·         Update:  This fire is classified as 100% contained.  Because of the proximity to the highway, BC Wildfire Service crews will be continuing to reinforce the containment until they are 100% confident the containment will hold.
·         Resources:  31 firefighters
·         Alerts and Orders:
o    An Evacuation ALERT remains in place for the area south of the RDEK Boundary, east of Columbia River south to Westside Road in Spillimacheen.
Wildfires can impact backcountry recreation, resulting in area closures or restrictions. Campers and provincial park visitors should check with BC Parks for fire restrictions and closures.  Recreation site and trail users should check with Recreation Sites and Trails BC before making plans.  Please share this information with your neighbours.
·         A Province-wide fire ban remains in effect.
·         If you spot smoke, flames or an unattended campfire, Call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cell.
·         NEXT UPDATE: Saturday, July 11/15 early evening (unless there is a significant change)

Tracy Van de Wiel, Information Officer

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