WILDFIRE COMMUNICATION BULLETIN
Regular 100 Mile House community updates regarding the status of the Flat Lake Fire will be as follows:
- Daily updates Monday to Friday by 2:00 pm on the District’s Facebook page and website as well as posters at the District office and the Post Office;
- After hours or weekend updates will only be posted when emergent information is received and must be communicated immediately to the public;
- This daily update is for the District of 100 Mile House only. Surrounding Cariboo Regional District (CRD) communities are not included;
- As Town Hall Meetings cannot safely be accommodated right now, this daily update will provide current and factual information.
July 20, 2021 – UPDATE
- The District of 100 Mile House remains on Evacuation ALERT ONLY;
- There are no fires currently within the District boundaries;
- Current Fire Danger rating in the 100 Mile Zone is High to Extreme;
- Flat Lake Fire is estimated to be 19,247 hectares in size (excluding yesterday’s fire growth – information which was not yet available at the time of posting);
- There was some fire growth to the north and west yesterday and the fire was active overnight;
- The fire is active and remains classified as ‘out of control”;
- Yesterday’s aerial and hand ignitions successfully created an anchor point from which crews and equipment are now safely working.
- Today crews are working to construct line from the SE anchor point moving north on the east flank and contingency line construction continues north of the fire;
- The 100 Mile Northeast Complex Incident Management Team is managing response for this incident;
- There are 14 helicopters available to continue to action the fires within this complex with bucketing activities, 62 firefighters, 53 pieces of heavy equipment and 22 structural personnel;
- The weather forecast is warm and dry. Wind continues to be a factor.
NEXT UPDATE – Wednesday, July 21, 2021 unless an emergency update is required.
For accurate and reliable information:
District of 100 Mile House – https://100milehouse.com [or on our Facebook page]
Cariboo Regional District – https://www.cariboord.ca or call 1-866-759-4977
BC Wildfire Service - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status
Drive BC - https://www.drivebc.ca/
For more fire related information visit our Wildfire Information page.