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September 10, 2018

Babine Complex Verdun Wildfire (R11796) Location: ~9 km southwest of Grassy Plains Status: 47,610 hectares Cause: Lightning Resources: 161 firefighters (now including Fraser Complex Resources on the Div F) and 58 pieces of heavy equipment. Status: This fire remains approximately 40 percent contained. There was widespread precipitation over the entire fire both on Saturday and Sunday. Over the past 24hrs, East Ootsa received 17.8 mm of rain, Grassy Plains received 12.8 mm and Burns Lake received 17.6 mm. Crews continued working around homes along the west side of the Eakin Settlement Rd. On Sunday , crews and excavators worked to extinguish smouldering berms along Keefe’s Landing Rd, working south from Chicken Rd. Crews were also extinguishing hot spots along Spud Lake Road on Sunday. Ground crews continue to work along both the east and west sides of Eakin Settlement road today (Monday). A control line was established from Wall Rd east to Cheslatta Rd yesterday (Sunday). The fire perimeter from Dog Creek to Cheslatta Lake is being patrolled by a ground crew and one water tender on Sunday and will be patrolled again on Monday. The Verdun excursion fire south of Cheslatta Lake now has an equipment constructed control line from the Marilla Main Rd to Cheslatta Lake on both the west and east flanks. Evacuations: On Wednesday, September 5, a portion of the Evacuation Order was downgraded to an Alert from 36593 Eakin Settlement Rd south to and including 37647 Eakin Settlement Rd, and east to 8286, 6901 and 6925 Takysie Pit Rd. Please see the last two pages of this update for maps of the affected areas. For more information visit: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/ Nadina Lake Wildfire (R21721) Location: ~40km south of Houston Size: 86,766 hectares Cause: Lightning Resources: 102 firefighters and 44 pieces of heavy equipment Status: This fire remains approximately 40 percent contained. Nadina Lake received 8.4 mm of rain in the last 24hrs (Sunday morning to Monday morning). Grassy Plains received 12.8 mm of rain over the last 24hrs. On Sunday, crews were on the west side of Francois Lake, putting out hot spots around structures and along the fire’s perimeter near the Owen East FSR. Grounds crews will be back out in the Owen East FSR area again today (Monday) to patrol. On the east side of the fire, south of Tatalrose, ground crews will continue to mop up the northeast guard on Monday. Crews will also be working in the Richardson Lake area to extinguish hot spots along roadways. Direct attack (extinguishing hot spots directly at the fire’s perimeter) will continue west of Isaac Lake and south of Jesson Lake today (Monday). Evacuations: A portion of the Evacuation Order issued by the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako was downgraded to an Evacuation Alert on Monday, September 3, 2018. The following area was downgraded from an Order to Alert: South from Francois Lake to north of Takysie Lake and Uncha Lake and east from Tatalrose and Bickle Lakes to Uncha Mountains Red Hills Provincial Park. For more information visit: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/

CONTACT INFORMATION BCWS.BabineComplexInfo@gov.bc.ca - 250-876-8557 ONLINE INFORMATION www.bcwildfire.ca @BCForestFireInfo

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September 10, 2018

Fire Weather Summary Monday – Cloudy with afternoon sunny periods and a chance of scattered showers in the afternoon. There is a risk of late afternoon thundershowers. The winds are forecast at 10-15km/h with the possibility of brief gusts to 40km/h associated with the thundershower activity. High temperatures are expected to be near 15 degrees Celsius. Tuesday & Wednesday– Shower activity is expected to be less than the previous days. There will be a trend towards more sunny periods. Highs will be in the mid-teens and the minimum relative humidity will be near 45 percent. The winds are expected to be westerly at 10-15km/h for both days.

Provincial Wildfire Summary Cooler temperatures and precipitation have had a positive effect on the overall wildfire situation, and we are starting to see a downturn in fire activity. However, there is still lots of work to be done before this fire season is over. To date we have had 2,051 fires in the province and seen over 1,339,923 hectares of burn this year, making this the worst fire season in terms of number of hectares burned. Personnel assigned to wildfires: 3,223

Aircraft assigned to wildfires: 116

Out-of-province personnel: 664

If there is damage to your property due to a wildfire or wildfire suppression activities, please contact BCWSClaims2018@gov.bc.ca for more information, including how to submit a claim.

CONTACT INFORMATION BCWS.BabineComplexInfo@gov.bc.ca - 250-876-8557


September 10. 2018 Smoky skies in the Babine Fire Complex - Sept 2018

Cattle on the road with smokes in the background - Sept 2018 Drawing from the Gathering Place - September 2018

Fire crews doing mop up on Verdun - Sept. 6, 2018

Protected house with burn around it - Sept. 2018

Danger tree faller Sept 2018

Ground crews patrolling Sept 2018

CONTACT INFORMATION BCWS.BabineComplexInfo@gov.bc.ca - 250-876-8557 ONLINE INFORMATION www.bcwildfire.ca @BCForestFireInfo @BCGovFireInfo


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