Wildfire Update – Alkali Lake

Alkali Lake (R91947)

This is the final update for the ‘Alkali Lake’ fire; no further updates will be posted on as it is no longer considered to be a Wildfire of Note. If you require further updates on this fire, please contact the Northwest fire centre.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 9:52 AM

Location: 5 km northwest of Telegraph Creek
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Discovered: Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Size: 118,318.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active

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Evacuation Order is in effect.

An evacuation order and alert has been issued by the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District and includes Telegraph Creek, Glenora and the area along the Highway 51 corridor east of the Dease Lake community. There are no evacuation orders or alerts for the community of Dease Lake at this time. For evacuation details, please visit http://www.rdks.bc.ca/

An Emergency Operations Centre has been established at the Service BC office on Hwy 37 in Dease Lake. Community members who need assistance should call 250-771-5050 or visit the office.

More information
Several millimetres of rain have fallen on the fire over the last 24 hours and, as a result, decreased fire behaviour has been observed. There has been no significant growth on the fire.

Crews continue to work in an area where the fire crossed the Dodjatin Creek. They are mopping up, patrolling and demobilizing equipment from several areas of the fire.

Minimizing further impact to structures and the protection of wooden bridges in the area continues to be a priority.

The Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure is repairing damaged road surfaces on Highway 51.

For more information, please contact:
Fire Information Officer
Northwest Fire Centre

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

• 96 firefighters
• 5 helicopters
• 10 heavy equipment

Information pulled from: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=719 

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