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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: Fire activity was less active today. There was no additional growth on the fire. Today crews continue to work to establish control lines on the northwestern and northern flank. Firefighters continue to mop-up spots along the southern flank and the southeastern corner. 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 late and is currently north of the Chesalta River. Power is out for residents south of Francois Lake, which may be attributed to the recent fire activity. Officials are assessing the power situation this morning. More heavy equipment is on route. 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.

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Nadina Lake Wildfire (R21721) Continued . . .

August 11, 2018

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 will continue to work on the Maurice Owen Road in the north and the Shelford Road in the south. They will work off of these existing roads in an effort to increase fire containment. If weather conditions allow, crews will conduct hand or aerial ignition burn-out operations, to help secure sections of guard and increase containment. 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/

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. Heavy smoke is being reported in Fort St. James. The fire is estimated to be approximately 54km southwest of Fort St. James. If weather conditions allow, burn-out operations will be conducted 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: This fire did not show any significant growth yesterday. The fire continues to hold in the marsh area in the east, east of the Nithi Pit Road. Sprinklers continue to be mobilized on structures in the area. Heavy equipment continues working hard to install control line. Crews continue to work to establish contingency line and guard in the east and west. A small burn-out operation was successfully conducted yesterday on the eastern flank. This burn-out helped to remove pockets of heavy fuel and reduce fire growth. The east end of Island Lake wildfire has not changed in the last 24 hrs. Today crews will be working to establish contingency guard and will continue with guard construction 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 Cheslasle 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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