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Shovel Lake wildfire not likely to spread beyond containment…

Some good news on the Shovel Lake wildfire tonight. The Wildfire Service states the fire is at a held stage, meaning it is likely not going to spread beyond containment lines. More below…

BC Wildfire Service’s Stormriders Unit Crew from 100 Mile House today giving a hoselay thumbs-up from the northeast corner of fire that they have worked hard to secure.

Shovel Lake (R11498)

Last updated: Saturday, September 01, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Location: approx. 6km north of the community of Fraser Lake
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Discovered: Friday, July 27, 2018

Size: 92,255.0 hectares

Status: Active
The Shovel Lake Fire is now designated as being held, meaning that with the resources currently committed to the fire, sufficient suppression action has been taken that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing or predetermined boundaries under the prevailing and forecast conditions.

Despite the fire taking sustained winds from the west yesterday up to 60 km/hr, it stayed within containment lines.

The most activity continues in the northeast and southeast corners but did not significantly grow beyond the current perimeter. Resources are working to fortify these corners and cool fire behaviour.

Crews did some handlighting on the west side and in the Hannay area to secure the perimeter, taking advantage of good conditions and the western winds. Crews continue to work on the north flank in the Sutherland Drainage where they have tied the fire activity in to the park boundary and are working to protect timber values, and are mop-up and patrol occured in the Hannay area and from Duncan Road on the north flank to the Sutherland Drainage.

In the south, crews will continue their work patrolling and demobilizing from the southwest corner (Tatin Lake) along the southern perimeter to the Ormond Creek, and from there are mopping up towards the southeast corner by the Settlement Road.

Today’s winds are forecast to be overall a bit lighter than yesterday, with SW-W 15-20 gusting 30 km/hr, with high temperatures in the mid to high teens and minimum relative humidity in the 35% range. Some scattered showers are possible.

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