The Monashee Complex started at 27 fires in the drainages of Mabel and Sugar lakes from just south of Hwy 6 in the south to Three Valley Gap in the north.
The Monashee Complex has four Fires of Note:
Woodward Creek, Mabel Creek, Sugar Mountain and Harris Creek. These fires are in full response sustained
The remainder of the fires burning in the Monashee Complex are either full response monitor-only fires or as full response – modified fires.
Priority fires are assessed and evaluated based on their potential threat first to lives and safety, second to property and third to values like critical infrastructure and industry interests.
This wildfire is now estimated at 700 hectares in size. This increase is due to an excursion that took place on the eastern flank.
We have 107 personnel on site today, 60 of which are from the Canadian Armed Forces. We also have ten pieces of heavy equipment Crews will reinforce control lines in preparation for burn operations to take place in the next few days, conditions permitting. Efforts will also be focused on completing a fuel free/containment line on the East flank. Heavy equipment is working on this firaround the clock.
This wildfire is estimated at 1861 hectares in size; however, we are anticipating this size to increase once we have better mapping. There is one BCWS employee that is on site today and accompanied by 7 pieces of heavy equipment and air support.
Heavy equipment will be constructing machine guard on the north flank and assessing possibility of contingency
guards on the Western flank.
This wildfire is estimated at 394 hectares in size and is being monitored daily.
This wildfire is currently estimated at 210 hectares in size and will have 34 firefighters on site today that will be
supported by nine pieces of heavy equipment and air support. This wildfire is burning in a northeast direction and is highly visible from the highway and surrounding communities. We will be doing burn out and mop up operations on the southern flank in order to reinforce machine guard. If conditions permit, we will be conducting burn operations in the next few days to secure the West Flank.
This wildfire is estimated at 23 hectares in size and has seven personnel on site with one piece of heavy equipment.
This wildfire is responding well to suppression efforts and is now classified as being held. It is in the last stages of mop-up and patrols will take place in the next few days.
*All air support assigned to this entire complex will be used interchangeably between wildfires, depending on where they are needed.