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EOC Update 22

Waytk (Hello) members:

Yesterday on the White Rock Lake Fire, ground and aerial personnel successfully completed a small-scale 350 hectare planned ignition along the northeastern flank of the fire perimeter, north of Newport Beach towards Irish Creek Road. This ignition burned at a relatively low intensity along the understory, with very little tree mortality. This is in preparation for a large-scale 3,000 hectare ignition planned for later this week or as soon as weather permits.

These ignition operations are critical to achieve more significant containment in areas of the fire perimeter that are inoperable and unsafe for ground crews and heavy equipment to work. Planned ignition operations work by removing unburned fuels from a constructed guard line. This limits the amount of fuels that could otherwise result in high intensity growth of the fire under forecasted weather conditions. Significant planning, forecasting, and data analysis has been completed and will continue to be assessed prior to the ignition operations occurring.

The Splatsin EOC continues to monitor the situation and meet with the BC Wildfire Service and Emergency Management BC daily. At this time, the majority of planning and preparedness has been completed by our team. The Evacuation Alert for IR #1 Salmon River remains unchanged. Our EOC continues to actively monitor the situation and it is not the recommendation of our EOC or the BC Wildfire Service to upgrade or downgrade the alert at this time.

For questions, contact the Splatsin EOC:

  • EOC Incident Commander, Tkwamipla7 Shawn Tronson: (250) 309-8847

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

White Rock Lake K61884

This fire has grown to 81,300 hectares in size and is approximately 12 km from Splatsin.

See details here:

Two Mile Road K42078

This fire remains at 2,499 hectares in size and is approximately 25 km from Splatsin.

See details here:

Bunting Road K41561

This fire is now held and remains at 4,734 hectares and is approximately 31 km from Splatsin.

See details here:

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR K41769

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

See details here:

Momich Lake K21658

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

See details here:

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