• Sunday , 25 September 2022

More hand ignitions to begin after 11 a.m.

Update Aug. 25 12:13 p.m.:

BC Wildfire says a number of planned, controlled ignitions will occur over the next several days which will result in increased smoke activity. These planned ignitions will take place both on the Drought Creek and Law Creek vicinity of the fire, which will be visible along the Highway 97C corridor.

Peachland View

Today fire crews will continue planned hand ignitions along the Connector in the southwest corner of the Mt. Law fire beginning after 11 a.m. The planned hand ignitions are targeting burn small pockets of fuel between the fire and the guard around all areas of the fire.

BC Wildfire says they will be conducted outside of the road corridor and will be highly visible.

One westbound lane on Hwy 97C remains closed to traffic today for the safety of crews and motorists.

The Mt Law wildfire was discovered on Aug. 15 and remains about 800 hectares in size and classified out of control.

As of today 85 firefighters, 23 pieces of heavy equipment, 7 helicopters and 34 support staff are assigned to the fire.

BC Wildfire cautions that while the threat has eased through much of the fire with mild weather conditions, it is still uncontained in areas.

An area restriction continues to remain in place. The public is asked to maintain a safe distance from the fire and all fire suppression activity.

 

 

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