Wildfire Communications Bulletin - July 20 2021

Type: News Release

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.

 

Last updated Jul 20, 2021