Similkameen fires

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Size: 10,300.0 hectares (estimated)
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List of active interface fires listed by size:

Snowy Mountain started Jul 17, 2018 is currently 10,300 hectares

Shovel Lake started Jul 27, 2018 is currently 5000 hectares

Placer Mountain started Jul 17, 2018 is currently 2336 hectares

Goode's Creek started Jul 17, 2018 is currently 1370 hectares

Chutanli Lake started Jul 30, 2018 is currently 870 hectares
Nadina Lake started Jul 31, 2018 is currently 650 hectares
Horsefly Lake started Jul 31, 2018 is currently 502 hectares
Purvis Lake started Jul 30, 2018 is currently 500 hectares

S of Francois Lake started Aug 1, 2018 is currently 400 hectares
Dog Creek Trail started Jul 17, 2018 is currently 378 hectares
Elbow Lake started Jul 30, 2018 is currently 306 hectares
Alkali Lake started Aug 1, 2018 is currently 145 hectares
Glenfir Rd started Jul 17, 2018 is currently 100 hectares
Verdun started Jul 31, 2018 is currently 55 hectares
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Fire now at 10,900 ha

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton ... -10-900-ha

Update: Highway 3 closed as firefighters battle two new wildfires

While the Snowy Mountain wildfire continues to rage, crews are actioning two new fires

https://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/ne ... -keremeos/
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From Drive BC website


INCIDENT Highway 3 Both Directions - Forest Fire 10 km east of Keremeos is clear. Updated on Sat Aug 4 at 8:39 am PDT. (ID# 283917)
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Snowy Mountain update Aug 5

This wildfire is estimated at 10,911 hectares in size and is classified as out of control. There are 12 helicopters assigned to this complex that are being interchanged amongst the two wildfires (Snowy Mountain and Placer Mountain).
The fire remains to the west of Chopaka Road, but is burning in a southward direction and the south flank is approximately 3 km from the U.S. border. The BC Wildfire Service Incident Management Team assigned to the Snowy Mountain Fire is working collaboratively with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the Washington State Department
of Natural Resources, given the fire’s proximity to the border and expectation that the fire will continue to move south if prevailing strong winds come from the north.


http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/!Pr ... Update.pdf
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There's a couple of new large fires in the similkameen. One near ollala south of apex mountain and another directly northeast of the placer mountain fire.
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There's a new fire here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/48%C2 ... d-119.7792

Already at 25 acres.
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Remember the old days? When you'd wash your car and almost certainly it would rain?

These aren't those days...


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I guess it's safe to say cool creek is a thing now.
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I just animated 30 frames from the GOES weather satellite that really show how cool creek acted up this afternoon. It's way to big for castanet, but here's a frame. Just in case you're wondering about the snowfall this evening.

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Latest update here: https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton ... ow-of-note

The Old Tom Creek fire, seven kilometres west of Olalla was mapped Friday morning at 144 hectares. Forty firefighters are tackling the blaze, supported by 10 helicopters being shared amongst several fires in the Similkameen. Fires "of note" are those that are particularly visible to residents, or threatening structures.



Crews are also monitoring the Cool Creek fire northwest of Cathedral Provincial Park. The blaze is estimated at 100 hectares in a very remote area, so crews are still mobilizing.


Wait what? Cool Creek 100 ha? Ugh, I think there will be an update on that number - very unofficially I'll suggest it's currently off by about by about 4400 ha +.
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Oh and thank you.

I understand things are moving fast right now and I try to hold my tongue, but I posted about Cool Creek because I'm anticipating Cathedral Provincial Park is about to be upgraded to an order again. I'm almost certain it'll be happening this afternoon, and I suspect the area closure will be expanded.

All extremely unofficial - of course.
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