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EOC Update 17

Waytk (Hello) members:

The White Rock Lake Fire has grown to 78,190 hectares in size despite recent rainfall and colder temperatures. This is the largest fire currently burning in the province and is the closest to our community, approximately 12 km from IR #1 Salmon River. The latest fire perimeter is pictured on the map below.

Our EOC was working today to update detailed maps and contact information for IR #2 in the event of an evacuation. This has already been completed for IR #1. Multiple meetings with the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) and Emergency Management BC were attended.

IR #1 Salmon River remains under an Evacuation Alert until further notice. No areas of our reserves are on an Evacuation Order. Our EOC continues to actively monitor the situation and it is not the recommendation of our EOC or the BCWS to upgrade the alert to an order at this time. Stay calm, but be prepared.

For questions, contact the Splatsin EOC:

  • EOC Incident Commander, Tkwamipla7 Shawn Tronson: (250) 309-8847
  • EOC Planner, Alex Hubert: (250) 540-9363

Read below for a summary of updated information for fires in our area.

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Splatsin/SDC staff were excluded from this draw. The draw was done using a random number picker application. Numbers 14, 32, 42, and 60 out of 100 eligible band members were drawn.

White Rock Lake K61884

This fire has grown to 78,190 hectares in size and is approximately 12 km from Splatsin.

  • Rain, lower temperatures, and high relative humidity has diminished fire behaviour short-term.
  • The amount of rain received is not enough to have a lasting effect, but it is giving crews a chance to strengthen existing guards and establish a new line.
  • Structure protection specialists and BCWS crews are working 24/7 around the communities most affected.

See details here:

Two Mile Road K42078

This fire has grown to 2,499 hectares in size and is approximately 25 km from Splatsin.

  • The fire moved approximately four kilometers overnight into yesterday morning on the northeast corner, away from community and structures.
  • On the south flank, crews are working in very steep terrain. The fire jumped the guard, crossed Hummingbird Creek and then burned back up to the Skyline FSR. Structure protection is ongoing in Swansea Point.
  • Today, crews are reassessing containment lines and will be working to tighten the contingency guard in the area nearest Swansea Point.

See details here:

Bunting Road K41561

  • This fire is 4,734 hectares and is approximately 31 km from Splatsin.

See details here:

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR K41769

This fire is 4,358 hectares and approximately 53 km from Splatsin.

  • Structure protection set up is now complete in Pete Martin Bay, Queest, structures south of the community of Queest and in the Narrows Village. Structure protection will continue to be monitored and adjusted as activity dictates.
  • The hand ignitions in the vicinity of Pete Martin Bay are complete.
  • Mop up to 10 feet off the fire’s edge has been completed along the perimeter closest to Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay. In some sections the mop up has been completed up to 50 feet. Today crews will continue mopping up.

See details here:

Three Valley Lake K41807

This fire is 433 hectares and approximately 60 km from Splatsin.

See details here:

Hunakwa Lake K41676

This fire is 3,601 hectares and approximately 65 km from Splatsin.

  • Crews continues to mop up and patrol for any hotspots that may impact the guard on the west and north side of the fire, near the community of Seymour Arm.
  • Patrols continue from Hunakwa Lake to the west guard to extinguish any hotspots.

See details here:

Momich Lake K21658

This fire is 16,534 hectares and approximately 73 km from Splatsin.

See details here:

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