Fraser Complex Evening Update
Shovel Lake Wildfire (R11498) Location: approx. 6km north of the community of Fraser Lake Status: 86,850 hectares (mapped—infrared scan) Cause: under investigation Resources: 229 firefighters, 47 pieces of heavy equipment, 8 helicopters (shared in the complex)
Status: The Shovel Lake wildfire has not moved towards Highway 27, Fort St. James, or Highway 16 in the past 5 days. It is currently ~14.5km from the furthest eastern point of the fire to Highway 27, however, the main eastern flank of the fire is still between 20km -23km away from Highway 27. The fire is still also holding north of the png pipeline guard on the southern flank. The fire perimeter is ~5.30km northeast of Highway 16 on the furthest western tip, ~5.7 km north of Highway 16 near Endako, and ~7.25km north of Highway 16 near Fort Fraser where the main eastern flank of the fire runs.
Island Lake Wildfire (R11921) Location: Adjacent to Island Lake Status: 17,291 hectares (mapped—infrared scan) Cause: Under investigation Resources: 65 firefighters, 15 pieces of heavy equipment, 8 helicopters (shared in the complex)
Objectives: Air support has been grounded for the most part of the last three days. The smoke is reducing fire behaviour, however, it is difficult to determine the exact location of the fire perimeter. The Island Lake fire remains active, but visibility is very poor over the fire. There was a 120 hectare excursion to the south of Anzus Lake running southeast towards Borel Lake three days ago. Equipment has gone ahead of this excursion and has created guard to stop further growth.
There is some increased activity on the south east corner of the fire below Anzus Lake. A 50 hectare planned ignition was conducted to remove fuels ahead of the fire.
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