Harrison Lake/Hope – 7:30 PM Wednesday Update – From BC Wildfire.ca. – Wildfire Service crews continue to fight a fire approximately 20 kilometres north of the community of Harrison Hot Springs near Harrison Lake. This wildfire has grown significantly since it was discovered on August 2, and is now estimated at 650 hectares in size. No structures or communities are immediately threatened.
An area restriction has been put in place for areas around this wildfire to protect the safety of firefighting personnel and the public. For a map of the restricted area, please click here: See a map
Today, cooler temperatures are aiding more than 135 BC Wildfire Service personnel in establishing hand-guard and fuel-free areas on the south flanks of the fire. These crews are being supported by nine helicopters, two pieces of heavy equipment and airtanker groups as necessary.
This fire is suspected to be human-caused. All human-caused wildfires are preventable and unnecessarily divert firefighting resources from naturally occurring fires. The Coastal Fire Centre is urging caution in the backcountry and asking everyone in the region to refrain from activities that may cause a wildfire.
The BC Wildfire Service thanks the public for its ongoing support in reporting wildfires. To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 FREE toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.