Fire hazard goes down

As of Monday there were no fire crews on the line within the Clearwater Fire Zone

  • Aug. 25, 2013 7:00 a.m.

After a hectic two weeks of activity, staff at Clearwater Fire Zone received a respite following last weekend’s wet weather.

“Three days of fairly good rainfall mean that fire activity has dropped off in the north end of the zone and in Wells Gray Park,” said forest protection technician Vaughn McCaig.

As of Monday there were no fire crews on the line within the fire zone. Two Initial Attack crews from Northwest Fire Center were about to head home, while the two IA crews based in Clearwater were taking a break.

To date the fire zone has dealt with 129 incidents, including fires, smoke chases, and nuisance fires (such as people having campfires in their backyards).

There have been about 25 limited action fires located within Wells Gray Park, mostly in remote areas.

The largest of these was a 746 ha blaze north of Hobson Lake in the headwaters of the Clearwater River.

Under a fire management agreement with BC Parks, most fires in the northern part of the part are allowed to burn themselves out naturally.

 

As of Monday, fire danger conditions remained moderate to high in the southern end of the zone. Bans on campfires and open fires continued in place.

 

 

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