It’s been a week since we last updated you folks on the Narcosli Creek wildfire. Below is the latest…
Narcosli Creek (C12302)
Last updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 3:05 PM
Location: Approximately 31 kilometres southwest of Quesnel
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Discovered: Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Size: 3,414.6 hectares
• 90% guarded
• 50% contained
Last night heavy equipment worked to build machine guard around the small excursion that occurred in the southwest corner and will continue to do so today. They are also building a contingency guard from the southwest to the southeast.
Yesterday the planned burn operation was completed successfully in the southeast and if conditions permit, a burn is planned for the south. This burn may not go ahead due to current poor visibility as a result of smoke.
Crews will mop up to 50 feet in the southwest and southeast and continue to patrol this area. They will also be mopping-up and patrolling in the northwest and northeast.
Today, aerial support has been limited as a result of poor visibility due to smoke.
The weather forecast is sunny with smoke increasing in the afternoon. After 6pm, there is a chance of local cloud with the risk of dry lightning strikes in the area from mid to late evening. Light winds becoming E-SE 10 to 15 km/hr near mid-day. Winds are expected to change to S-SE 15km/hr with gust of 25km/hr in the late afternoon. Winds will shift to NW 20 km/hr with gusts of 40 km/hr behind the expected cold front. Temperature high of 28 degrees Celsius.
The fire behaviour today has the chance to challenge established control lines (guards).
For more information regarding current smoke conditions please visit http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-CA-01/current/
Evacuation Order is in effect.
An Evacuation Alert and Order has been implemented by the Cariboo Regional District. For more information, please visit the Cariboo Regional District Website: http://www.cariboord.bc.ca
No further details available at this time.
• 94 firefighters
• 13 helicopters
• 22 heavy equipment
There are 13 helicopters available as needed for the Narcosli Creek, Blackwater River, Shag Creek and North Baezaeko wildfires within the Baezaeko Complex fires.
A camp is in place at Sylvias on Nazko Road.
This wildfire is part of the Baezaeko Complex which has an Incident Management Team in place. This complex includes Narcosli Creek, Blackwater River, Shag Creek and North Baezaeko wildfires.
There is a planned community meeting for the Baezaeko Complex wildfires on Wednesday, August 22nd at 1800(6pm) at the Nazko Community Hall. There is a planned community meeting for the Baezaeko Complex wildfires on Wednesday, August 22nd at 1800(6pm) at the Nazko Community Hall. BCWS, Regional District Representatives, RCMP, and an Agriculture representative will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
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