UPDATE: Sunday morning, Sept 17: Carlee Kachman of Southeast Fire Centre reports that the skimmers hit the fire yesterday for many hours and today 2 initial attack crews of 6 personnel and 1 helicopter are attending the fire. They are setting up hose ways around the perimeter and getting established. They are not anticipating any issues with containment. The fire is not threatening any structures. The cause of the fire is now “Under Investigation”. Check wildfire bc’s website for the most current up-to-date information and fire statuses – http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status
Sept 16, 2017 – Crawford Bay: On Saturday afternoon on Sept 16, 2017, residents reported a fire in the Crawford Bay – Preacher Creek area above the transfer station. Southeast Fire Centre is not taking any more phone calls to report this fire and are attending to it. It appears to be a few kilometres from structures and not posing an immediate risk; however, residents have expressed concern and hope that response is thorough and complete before any further growth is seen.
Residents should be reminded that back-country access for off-road vehicles is still prohibited and recreational or industrial access is discouraged as our forested areas are still tinder-dry despite cooling temperatures.
To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca
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