Community Bulletin Shuswap Wildfire Complex - August 12, 2021

Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

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With yesterday’s increased fire behavior, there was growth in the north east corner and this area will be reassessed today. On the west side of the fire crews have made excellent progress on securing the flank above the community of Sicamous. Because of this Structure Protection has been removed from all structures. Crews continue to work on the south and north sides of the fire, wrapping around towards the east with machine guards and hand-cleared guards. Crews are continuing to action hotspots from the thermal imaging scan on the west side of the fire. This includes working 100 feet in, danger tree assessments and falling, and mopping up. On the north side of the fire crews are creating guards and working inwards from the perimeter. Heavy equipment is supporting these efforts where terrain allows. Heavy equipment is working to open up access through the fire to gain access to the east flank for suppression activities.