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August 11, 2018

Gilmore Lake Wildfire (R22298) Location: 2.5 kilometers south of Gilmore Lake and 8 kilometers southwest of Topley Status: 200 hectares estimated Resources: 23 firefighters. In addition, 37 support personnel and 16 helicopters are shared amongst all fires comprising this complex and are utilized according to areas of highest risk — life and property being the number one priority. Objectives: Crews have made good progress on the Gilmore Lake Wildfire. One spot fire occurred this morning; however, crews and heavy equipment were able to contain the small slop-over. Guard is now complete on the west side of the fire. There was no additional growth. Evacuations: The Evacuation Order and the Evacuation Alert implemented by the Bulkley Nechako Regional District remains in effect. For more information visit: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

Verdun Wildfire (R11796) Location: 10km south of Grassy Plains Status: 4,500 hectares estimated Resources: 34 firefighters and heavy equipment. In addition, 37 support personnel and 16 helicopters are shared amongst all fires comprising this complex and are utilized according to areas of highest risk — life and property being the number one priority. Objectives: Last night the Verdun Wildfire experienced significant growth. The Verdun Wildfire is now approximately 4,500 hectares in size. This fire moved south and jumped the Eakin Settlement Road and is currently north of the Chesalta River. Spotting occurred on the east flank of the fire this afternoon. Crews continue to build guard along the Keffe Landing Road. Firefighters continue to mop-up hotspots near structures in the area. Helicopters continued to assist ground crews with water bucketing throughout the day. Evacuations: Bulkley Nechako Regional District has expanded the Evacuation Alert and Order area for this wildfire today. For more information visit: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

Nadina Lake Wildfire (R21721) Location: 60km south of Houston Status: 15000 hectares estimated Resources: 20 firefighters and 17 pieces of heavy equipment. In addition, 37 support personnel and 16 helicopters are shared amongst all fires comprising this complex and are utilized according to areas of highest risk — life and property being the number one priority. Objectives: The excursion that occurred across the Morice Owen Road was contained by crews with the support of heavy equipment and helicopters. The fire is now approximately 63 km southwest of Burns Lake and approximately 7 km southwest of Parrott Lakes. The fire has moved above the old burn (the old 2012 fire that occurred near the Jewell Lake Road near 56 km on the Owen Morice Road). Firefighters continue to work on the Maurice Owen Road in the north and the Shelford Road in the south. Smoke was heavy today in the area. If weather conditions allow, crews will conduct hand or aerial ignition burn-out operations, to help secure sections of guard and increase containment tomorrow. Evacuations: The Evacuation Order and the Evacuation Alert implemented by the Bulkley Nechako Regional District remains in effect. For more information visit: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION: Marg Drysdale | 250-927-4637 or Brian Hearnden | 250-876-8557 www.bcwildfire.ca

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August 11, 2018

Shovel Lake Wildfire (R11498) Location: 6.7 km north of Endako Status: 30,000 hectares estimated Resources: 73 firefighters and 51 pieces of heavy equipment. In addition, 37 support personnel and 16 helicopters are shared amongst all fires comprising this complex and are utilized according to areas of highest risk — life and property being the number one priority. Objectives: The Shovel Lake Wildfire experienced significant growth last night. The fire is now approximately 30,000 hectares in size. This fire moved north and is now between Justine Lake and the Trout Forest Service Road. The fire is approximately 6.7 km north of Endako and Highway 16, and approximately 13 km north of Stellako. The northeast side of the fire showed the most significant activity this morning and afternoon. Aerial ignitions were conducted along the southern flank in an effort to reinforce containment lines. If weather conditions allow, burn-out operations will be conducted tomorrow again to remove pockets of heavy fuel and help secure contingency line. Evacuations: Bulkley Nechako Regional District has expanded the Evacuation Alert and Order area for this wildfire today. For more information visit: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/ BC Wildfire Service continues to implement an Area Order Restriction to protect public safety due to the wildfire’s rate of spread and to avoid interference with fire suppression efforts. The area restriction will remain in place until noon on Sept. 15, 2018, or until the order is rescinded. The area restriction order applies to all Crown land outlined on the map (including recreational campgrounds) that is available online at: http://ow.ly/X8Mr30lbPR9

Island Lake Wildfire (R11921) Location: Adjacent to Island Lake Status: 11,300 hectares in size Resources: 8 firefighters and 14 pieces of heavy equipment. In addition, 37 support personnel and 16 helicopters are shared amongst all fires comprising this complex and are utilized according to areas of highest risk — life and property being the number one priority. Objectives: Guard to the 200 road is now complete. There was one small spot fire along the eastern flank, but crews were able to quickly contain it. Fire continues to hold in the marsh area in the east, west of the Nithi Pit Road. Sprinklers continue to be mobilized on structures in the area. Heavy equipment continues to install control line. Crews continue to work to extinguish the fire west of the Nithi Pit Road. The east end of Island Lake wildfire has not grown in the last 24 hrs. Crews will continue to work on establishing guard in the east and west. Evacuations: The Evacuation Order and the Evacuation Alert implemented by the Bulkley Nechako Regional District remains in effect. For more information visit: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

Cheslaslie Arm (R12270) Location: 18 km west of Jim Smith Point on the Oostsa Reservoir Status: 1500 hectares in size Resources: 6 pieces of heavy equipment. In addition, 37 support personnel and 16 helicopters are shared amongst all fires comprising this complex and are utilized according to areas of highest risk — life and property being the number one priority. Objectives: Yesterday the Cheslaslie Arm fire saw aggressive fire behaviour. As a result, heavy equipment was pulled off yesterday morning due to safety concerns. Heavy equipment continues to build guard and establish contingency line today. Evacuations: The Evacuation Order and the Evacuation Alert implemented by the Bulkley Nechako Regional District remains in effect. For more information visit: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

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