Twenty-eight fires in 100 Mile House fire zone

Fire near Lang Lake. BC Wildfire Service photo
Fire near Lang Lake. BC Wildfire Service photo

There are currently 28 active wildfires in the 100 Mile Fire Zone and two fires were called out yesterday. There are no structures or communities threatened at this time, but multiple wildfires are highly visible from communities and highways.

All of the wildfires have been assessed and are being actioned in priority sequence. Ground crews, aircraft and heavy equipment are responding and have been making positive progress with airtankers and strike teams.

Eight new fires were discovered in the 100 Mile Fire Zone yesterday, the largest is located east of the Gustafsen Lake forest service road and northwest of Flat Lake park and is an estimated 1.1 hectares. Airtankers have competed action and will be requested back if necessary, and there were 22 firefighters on site today.

There are four fires located near Lang Lake, the largest of these wildfires had increased fire activity today and is estimated to be 100 hectares.

Four fires are located near Horse Lake; the largest is approximately 1 hectare. Airtankers completed action today and reinforced retardant lines. There were 19 firefighters, a water tender, and one helicopter on site today. 
There is one fire located near Sodium Lake that is still an estimated 24 hectares in size. It is now considered to be Under Control.

The Wild Goose Lake fire, located north of the Marble Range Park, is estimated at 20 hectares in size and there is a guard around the entire perimeter. Due to windy conditions the fire did see increased fire activity which is why the status has been changed from ‘Being Held’ to ‘Out of Control’. Crews on site reported a small excursion and the BC Wildfire service had airtankers, one helicopter dropping water to cool hot spots and firefighters working to put out the excursion. There are still no structures or communities threatened at this time.

For more information on the current wildfire situation, visit www.bcwildfire.ca