Update: Firefighting efforts are continuing at the Carlson Point fire. The BC Forest Service has command of the site. The fire is estimated to be 65ha in size. Danger trees are being removed to give crews better access. Heavy equipment is being used to strengthen containment lines. The containment percentage will be provided later today. No structures are currently threatened and there are no evacuations at present. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The crews have had good success on the east flank of the fire which is the side facing the residences. The fire has burned into an area with very thick brush and heavy, old growth forest. Crews are working to widen trails and may burn off fuels if the weather permits.
People can expect to see red flames after dark and hear danger trees fall through the night. (7/4/2015 7:09 pm)
PLEASE stay out of the fire operations area! People interfering with fire operations can and will be charged under the Wildfire Act.
A public information line has been established where you can speak to a staff member or listen to a recorded message containing a fire update. Call 604-885-6800 or continue to visit our website and social media sites for updates.
If you discover burning embers drifting from the fire, please call 9-1-1.
News Release: Evacuation Alert Issued for Carlson Point, Electoral Area B - Effective July 3, 2015 12:00 p.m.)
Evacuation Alert Notice and Location Map (July 3, 2015)
We will try to keep this site updated over the weekend. Information will also be available through Coastal Fire Centre at 250-951-4209 or BC Forest Fire Facebook.
Smoke may be heavy in areas of West Sechelt and the Shores. HealthLinkBC has produced information on Particulate Matter and Outdoor Air Pollution. For tips on how to avoid problems when smoke is in the air, visit the Canadian Lung Association website.
Be Fire Smart.
The Coastal Fire Centre is imposing a campfire ban effective June 27th at noon. A fireworks ban in all locations is also in effect.
Stage 2 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions are in Effect
Customers on SCRD water from Pender Harbour to Earl’s Cove/Egmont remain at Stage 1 until further notice.
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