UPDATE: There was minimal growth on this fire on Friday. Ground crews worked on the south and eastern flanks. Night operations with heavy equipment will be working throughout the night building guard on the western flank, moving towards the northern flank. Updated at 9:43 PM. Latest from the BC Wildfire Service.
Below is some information on the Narcosli Creek fire burning near Quesnel including photos from Thursday evening as the plume of smoke became visible to Quesnel residents…
Narcosli Creek (C12302)
Last updated: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 4:22 PM
Location: Approximately 31 kilometres southwest of Quesnel
Discovered: Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Size: 3,100.0 hectares (estimated)
• 0% contained
Interface: Interface Fire
Evacuation Alert is in effect.
An Evacuation Alert has been issued by Cariboo Regional District and the City of Quesnel for the Narcosli Creek area north to West Quesnel, with all City properties on evacuation alert west of the Fraser River. Please visit the Cariboo Regional District Website: http://www.cariboord.bc.ca
No further details available at this time.
Cause: Lightning Caused
• 30 firefighters
• 2 helicopters
• 6 heavy equipment
Crews will continue to establish control lines to prevent further growth.
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