Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 15th, 2015, 8:17 pm

Looks like they are doing a burn off on the northeast flank.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 16th, 2015, 9:22 am

It's very windy in the area right now but there's nothing really active at the moment. A helicopter got caught on the first webcam image.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 16th, 2015, 12:00 pm

A flare up on the western flank and a burn off on the northern part is producing a lot of smoke.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 17th, 2015, 6:16 pm

I'm guessing that's a burn off?
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 18th, 2015, 10:33 pm

Size: 1,885.0 hectares (estimated)
Status: Active
• 35% contained
The controlled burn yesterday was successful and crews secured part of the south side of the fire to reduce the risk of the wildfire spreading further.

The north side of the fire (closest to structures) continues to be a top priority for fire suppression. Machine guard and hand guard will be constructed and water delivery has been established.

The increased size of the fire reflects the hectares that burned in the planned, controlled burn yesterday.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 20th, 2015, 4:05 pm

A rain storm just rolled through the area, probably the final nail in the coffin for this one. Very impressive work by the firefighters, they kept it under control despite the hot and windy weather this past week.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 22nd, 2015, 6:07 pm

There's quite a bit of smoke coming from the west flank high up on the mountain. Not sure if it's a burn off or flare up.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 24th, 2015, 2:34 pm

It's picking up a bit up on the west flank but there's a small rain storm that might move through the area.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 25th, 2015, 11:27 am

Size: 1,995.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 70% contained
The increased fire size is primarily occuring in the top third portion of the fire which continues to push upslope towards the high alpine to the west.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Glacier » Jun 25th, 2015, 12:03 pm

To put that in context, Cisco is now the 151st largest fire in BC since 2002.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 26th, 2015, 3:23 pm

Major flare up on the fire. Turned the sky dark.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 26th, 2015, 7:51 pm

Still very active on the west flank.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 26th, 2015, 8:08 pm

Check out the dark smoke. Probably rank 5 but it's in a pretty remote location.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 26th, 2015, 10:26 pm

Definitely visible at night.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 27th, 2015, 8:29 am

It's gonna be an extremely active day for this fire considering a 41C temperature and 50km winds.

Mainly sunny. Wind becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. High 41. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight Clear. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light late this evening. Low 20.
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