BC’s wildfire service fought 49 new fires over the weekend, and more fires are expected on Sunday
The Wildfire Service of British Columbia said it has been responding to three notable new fires in the past 24 hours and expects more fires to occur on Sunday.
Fire Information Officer Tyler Coleman said: “There were quite a lot of thundershowers in Prince George and Carrib Fire Center last night.”
“This may lead to some new beginnings today, depending on how much precipitation they receive.”
There are currently nearly 300 active fires in the province, 49 of which started in the past two days. As of Sunday, staff are paying close attention to 21 notable fires that may pose a threat to public safety.
Coleman said that the fire in southern British Columbia has remained stable, but the hot and dry conditions there continue to exist, and the agency does not expect the temperature to cool until Thursday.
At the same time, residents of the Coldstream area near Vernon, BC, breathed a sigh of relief because the evacuation alert for the area was cancelled on Sunday morning.
#Evacuation The warning issued in the northern area of ??North Okanagan for properties in constituency “B” canceled Kalamalka Lakeview Dr, Highridge Rd, & #BCHwy97 An attribute on the. @ColdstreamDist The evacuation alert on Clerke Rd was cancelled. More information:https://t.co/KqTBlKhNaX #VernonBC #BCwildfire
On Saturday, staff successfully prevented the fire on Clerke Road, which prompted the area to cancel the tactical evacuation order and allow residents to return home.
Another Vernon fire, near the community near Baker Lake, is currently classified as “out of control.”
According to the fire information officer Aydan Coray, the fire can be seen from the town and surrounding areas, and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
Notable wildfire prompts evacuation orders, alarms
Coleman said the Succor Lake fire in the Cariboo fire zone was triggered by lightning on Thursday, but due to increased visibility in the surrounding community, Saturday became a notable wildfire.
“This is not a threat structure, but it has grown,” she said.
Meanwhile, Sunday’s evacuation order for 132 properties near the Embelton Mountain wildfire remains in effect.
The fire burned near the Sun Peaks ski resort northeast of Kamloops. It caught fire on Thursday and the area has expanded to 143 hectares. Wildfire officials said the fire was still “out of control” and ferocious, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
There are also evacuation orders for properties located in remote areas nearly 300 kilometers west of Williams Lake.
This is related to the fire in the northern part of Big Stick Lake that started on July 2. Wildfire officials say the fire 72 hectares in area The wind is fanning the flames.
According to the Wildfire Service, firefighters working on the ground had to evacuate on Saturday for safety reasons.