Community Bulletin Shuswap Wildfire Complex - August 17, 2021

Posted On: Aug 17, 2021

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The Two Mile fire moved approximately four kilometers over night into yesterday morning on the northeast corner, away from community and structures. On the south flank crews are working in very steep terrain. The fire jumped the guard that was in place, crossed Hummingbird Creek and then burned back up to the Skyline FSR. Structure protection is ongoing in Swansea Point. Today crews are reassessing containment lines and will be working to tightline the contingency guard in the area nearest Swansea Point. On the west side of the fire, crews have made excellent progress on securing the flank above the community of Sicamous. 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. Heavy equipment will work to establish guards where terrain allows.