Two Mile Creek Wildfire Update - July 28, 2021
Posted On: Jul 21, 2021
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July 28, 2021 17:00 Hours
The Two Mile Fire has become more active over the past 24 hours and the boundaries of the fire have grown.
This afternoon, the BC Wildfire Incident Commander reported to the Emergency Operations Centre that the fire has crossed Sicamous Creek.
Fire growth has been observed primarily to the northwest.
Exact mapping has been difficult to obtain.
Plans are in place to construct additional fire guards.
The Evacuation Alerts and Orders are unchanged from Monday, July 26, 2021.
Highway 97A remains closed at this time. Check DriveBC for any updates.
Residents on Evacuation Alert are reminded to continue to be prepared to leave on short notice, if necessary.
Updated 10:45 Hours July 25, 2021 by the Shuswap Emergency Program
- Fire remains at 1,000+ Hectares. Getting accurate mapping is currently difficult due to the smoke conditions hampering the aerial surveys.
- BC Wildfire Service still has 28 firefighters working the fire, Structural Protection Units (SPU) remain on scene and have day and night crews set up. The highway remains closed. There are no changes to evacuation orders and alerts.
Updated 19:15 Hours July 23, 2021 by the Shuswap Emergency Program:
- Evacuation Alerts and Orders remain the same. Please respect the difference between an order and an alert. An order means you must leave the area and cannot return. An alert means be prepared to leave on short notice.
- Fire size is 1,000 hectares. The fire is still growing primarily away from Sicamous and Swansea Point. Wind speed or changes remain a concern.
- Air tankers are now operating as well as helicopters. Firefighters, heavy machinery and Structural Protection Units continue to be activated.
Updated 20:45 Hours July 22, 2021 by the Shuswap Emergency Program:
The Two Mile Road fire between Swansea Point and Sicamous is 800 hectares in size with no significant growth at this time. There are ten pieces of heavy equipment and 33 personnel on site. The terrain is challenging for the heavy equipment and ground crews are working where the equipment cannot go.
Next update is tomorrow morning and we will continue to share information as soon as possible.
Updated at 14:00 Hours July 22, 2021 by the Shuswap Emergency Program:
The Two Mile Road fire is currently estimated at 800 hectares, growth has been largely upslope in the direction away from Sicamous. Crews are making good progress at holding the guard at the lower end of the fire despite winds. Fire crews are reporting no issues.
The BC Wildfire Service is assisting the Sicamous, Swansea Point, Malakwa and Ranchero Fire Departments and the CSRD Structural Protection Unit. There are 33 BCWS personnel, two helicopters and multiple pieces of heavy equipment continue supporting throughout today. Crews will continue to work with heavy equipment and industry partners to build guard around the fire.
There have been no changes to the Evacuation Order in the District of Sicamous. Evacuation alerts in the District of Sicamous and Swansea Point also remain in place.
If you have been evacuated, please report to the Reception Centre at the Sicamous and District Seniors Centre, located at 1091 Shuswap Avenue, Sicamous, to register.
Updated at 20:35 Hours July 21, 2021 by the Shuswap Emergency Program:
High winds are feeding the growth of the Two Mile Creek Fire, which is now estimated to be 800 hectares in size.
The fire is currently moving upslope, away from both the communities of Sicamous and Swansea Point. Wind speed and direction remains a concern, which is why the Evacuation Alert was issued for Swansea Point earlier this evening.
There have been no changes to the Evacuation Order and Alert in the District of Sicamous.
Updated at 16:00 Hours July 21, 2021 by the Shuswap Emergency Program:
BC Wildfire has updated the size of the Two Mile Creek fire to 400 hectares.
Updated at 15:30 Hours July 21, 2021 from the Shuswap Emergency Program:
The Two Mile Creek Fire is estimated to be 130 hectares in size. There are 33 personnel on site today working with ten pieces of heavy equipment to build a guard around the fire. With today's winds, it is predicted that the fire will continue to burn in an east and northeast direction, uphill and away from the District of Sicamous. There are no changes to the evacuation order or alert area at this time.
Update as of 10:50 Hours July 21, 2021 from the Shuswap Emergency Program:
July 21, 2021 DOS Post:
- Interactive Fire Map
- Two Mile Creek Evacuation Order
- Two Mile Creek Evacuation Alert
- Temporary Transfer Station Established during Sicamous Landfill Closure
- Interior Health Responding to Wiseman Creek wildfire