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Purvis Lake wildfire update Aug 8…

Purvis Lake (G51634)

Last updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 3:58 PM

Location: 20km east of Takla Lake
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Discovered: Sunday, July 30, 2017

Size: 1,600.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 15% contained
The fire is exhibiting aggressive behaviour and is currently threatening the Driftwood FSR and as a result the road is CLOSED effective immediately south of Nation Lakes Park to the intersection of the Leo Creek FSR. The road closure may be in effect for several days.

The BC Wildfire Service is continually assessing the road closure.

Interface:

Interface Interface Fire
No structures are immediately threatened at this time.
Structural protection has been set up on properties to the north east of the fire as a precaution, they are not currently threatened at this time.

Evacuation Order is in effect.

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an Evacuation Order. More information can be found on their website here: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

In addition to the Evacuation Order there is a Partial Closure Order for Nation Lakes Park. This includes the Indata, Limestone, Tchentlo and Progress Point campsites.

Cause: Lightning

Lightning Caused

Resources
• 36 firefighters
• 2 helicopters
• 11 heavy equipment
Crews are building machine guard on the south, north, and west flank. These guards are holding, but the fire continues to challenge the eastern line. The fire was spotting to the east and skimmers were used to cool these spots.

Machine guard was built in the southeast corner to prevent further spread. Crews are also building guard on the north of the fire to tie into the Purvis Lake road.

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