Sunday, August 19, 2012

FIRES IN HURLEY RIVER RD. AREA IN MOP UP

All the fires started in the area of the Hurley this weekend were held to 0.1 - 0.3 ha, and are either out or in mop up. The Lillooet Fire Zone has actioned all fires with tanker support to hold the line as crews made their way back into the bush.

We have just had another report (which was phoned in to 1-800-663-5555 - awesome!) in the vicinity of Carl Creek near Bralorne.  This fire, on upper Carl Creek near the trappers cabin was auctioned by Bralorne residents and initial attack crews.  It was a rank 2. .2 hectare , as of last night was in mop up.   

Update:  Wednesday, Aug 22nd.  A sixth spot fire was spotted very high up the Carl Creek drainage yesterday.  The two initial attack crews hiked the 1.3 km up the steep terrain and are guarding the spot fire.

I am so impressed by the work of our local volunteers at Gun Lake and Bralorne, our fire wardens and other Wildfire Management Staff, our SLRD Emergency Program Manager, Ryan Wainwright and these very tough, hard working initial attack crews.  Their combined efforts have kept this area safe from wildfire since those nasty thunderstorms last week.  6 fires put out!    On behalf of our community - Thank You!

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