The latest on the Monashee Cluster indicates the Harris Creek 16 kilometres southeast of Lumby now sits at 508 hectares.
This fire is classified active and out of control. Twenty-one personnel on site along with eight pieces of heavy equipment and five helicopters.
Crews will continue ignitions along southeast containment line to tie into spot fire. Crews will patrol ignition lines and mop up where necessary.
Crews will prepare for ignition on northeast containment line.”
Sugar Mountain four kilometres east of Sugar Lake 332 hectares classified as out of control.
Ten personnel on site, along with five pieces of heavy equipment and five helicopters.
Crews continue to lay hose around the north tip of the fire. The skidder will complete building guard on the northwest flank. Crews will patrol east flank for hot spots. Danger tree fallers will work prior to crew entry.”
Mabel Creek six kilometres east of Mabel Lake 1,861 hectares. This is a suspected lightning caused fire and classified as out of control.
Twenty-three personnel on site with five helicopters and eight pieces of heavy equipment. An area restriction order is in place for crown land in the vicinity of Mabel Lake.
This fire has grown to the west past Mabel Creek and has joined with several smaller fires. Seven tree assessors/fallers have been assigned due to a high hazard of danger trees in this area
In other fires of interest the Mount Gottfriedsen Pennask Mountain, near Highway 97C, 24 kilometres west of West Kelowna.
It’s mapped at 633 hectares. Seventy-seven personnel on site with four pieces of heavy equipment.
On Saturday afternoon, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District rescinded an evacuation alert for the Mount Gottfriedsen wildfire, stating it no longer posed an imminent risk of danger to life and properties.
On Thursday, the back-country fire that’s approximately 35 kilometres west of Keremeos was estimated at 100 hectares. On Saturday, it was listed at 6,000 hectares.
The Cool Creek wildfire is burning in the vicinity of the Placer Mountain Fire. It is currently estimated at 6,000 hectares, with B.C. Wildfire stating it is beyond resources at this time.
Bear Paw Creek located 17 kilometres west of Summerland is at 4.7 hectares. It’s status is new, but 100 per cent machine guarded.
More evacuation orders were issued Saturday as wildfires continue to burn across the province.
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issued two new orders and an expansion on a previous evacuation order, all in largely rural parts of the district.
Air quality advisories are in place in much of Western Canada due to smoke from B-C wildfires