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Parker Lake fire now at 8,433 hectares

The BC Wildfire Service continues to respond to the Parker Lake wildfire, now estimated at 8,433 hectares in size.
Conditions in the area are still very receptive to wildfire and continued growth is expected.
On Tuesday, May 13, some personnel were relocated to the alternative Incident Command Post at Pink Mountain. Essential personnel, including command and operational staff, a contingent of BC Wildfire Service crews and structure protection personnel, remained on site.
The relocation was implemented to both protect the safety and well-being of personnel, including the provision of essential needs, and to strategically position resources to the south of Fort Nelson to ensure safe access to conduct fire operations. Based on the activity observed overnight and into this morning, these personnel are returning to Fort Nelson today. We continue to work in conjunction with the Northern Rockies Fire Rescue and emergency services staff.
Resources at the fire include:
  • An Incident Management Team is in operational command of this incident.
  • An additional Incident Management Team will also be positioned in the Fort Nelson Zone to bolster current operations taking place. 
  • BC Wildfire Service resources are working in conjunction with Northern Rockies Fire Rescue and emergency services staff.
  • 69 BCWS firefighters are responding to this incident.
  • 19 helicopters are assigned to the Fort Nelson Zone and fixed wing airtankers are available should they be required for operational objectives.
  • 4 Structure Protection Specialists, 2 Structure Protection Task Force Leaders, 64 structure protection personnel, 2 type 2 Structure Protections Trailers and 1 Type 1 Structure Protection Trailer are assigned to this incident. 
  • 17 pieces of heavy equipment are assigned to this incident. 
  • 1 Ignition specialist and ignition trailer
The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Emergency Operations Centre has established a remote location and is operational. Please continue to visit their website for more information
More information on the Parker Lake wildfire, including assigned resources, is available on the incident page:…

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