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Wildfire 80% included – Osoyoos News



Update 9:15

B.C. The Wildfire Service reported on Wednesday that 80 percent of the wildfires around Richter Creek, 12 kilometers west of Osoyoos,

A fire and 507 hectares of grass and trees were worn on Highway 3, including firefighters' burned terrain.

BCWS said online, "This controlled picture burned from a steep hill to controlled control." "Because the fire is now in the more capable terrain, it will continue to attack directly from the control line."

Four firefighters will stay in the fire all night.

76 firefighters and four helicopters will resume battle in the morning.


Updated at 5:20 pm

B.C. The Wildfire Service says that backstage work at the Richter Creek wildfires west of Osoyoos is ongoing, which will increase smoke and fire.

Fire Information Officer Hannah Swift said it depends on how long a precisely controlled burn lasts.

"But it's going well, and we will monitor it on-site for the employees during the evening," he said.

The crew are burning about 100 hectares in the north and west of the fire.

Firefighters will burn their backs and delay fire progress in anticipation of unexpected rain.

The showers are expected to cross this area tonight, which is expected to drop 10-15 millimeters on Thursday and 10 millimeters on Friday.

Rain said, "It will definitely help."

However, there is a risk of thunderstorms in the late afternoon on Thursday.

Richter Creek fires still reach 400 hectares. 75 firefighters and 4 helicopters are deployed in the fire to provide more resources.


Update: 4:10 p.m.

Ignition started later than expected at the Richter Creek wildfire site.

Due to current fire activities, the fire crew targeted 100 hectare burn zones, not the previously planned 160 units. The smoke should be visible to the community nearby.

Flammable aircraft are supported on site.

Original: 10:00 am

The Richter Creek fires, 12 km from the outskirts of Osoyoos, are still listed as "out of control" by B.C. The Wildfire Service website and crew are trying to keep the scheduled video in this morning and afternoon and keep it included.

By noon, a total of 62 wildfire fighters joined the two heavy equipment that arrived at night to organize security guards.

The fire is still listed on 400 hectares and has been found to be caused by a car fire. Nicole Bonnett, Wildfire Service Communications Director, said the jump is expected today due to ignition burns.

"It is about 160 hectares, mostly burning in the western and north regions," he said.

She added that people in the area could expect much more smoke in the area as the burns occur in the late morning and early afternoon.

They also have a "case management team" of B.C. Wildfire members in other fire zones around the province that will be responsible for fire control may empty the area of ​​Penticton to handle all other fires that may explode within a few days.

"They came in and fired wildfires several times," Bonnet said. "We are having a long weekend here."

Planned ignition burns will only advance if the weather permits.

"If it really winds up, and things like relative humidity are not met, that can not go on," Bonnett said.

"In this case, we want to see a trivial burning burn, but occasionally we have a chance to get a tree and get a candle, but if we want to stop it, we can cut off some of it, It is not ideal for the crew. "

The ignition will be done in part from above and partly from above.

"We have a helicopter there and will be able to support the bucket, and the tanker will be delayed in retrofitting the existing guards," Bonnett said.

Another fire in the south Okanagan sparked yesterday near Apex officially known officially as Shatford Creek.

"Now that the fire is under control, I knew there was no fire," she said. "We will not deploy the crew today."

The fire is expected to be caused by humans.

"If it is not a fire by lightning, it will be judged as an artificial cause, but it can mean many things," Bonnett said.

Castanet is updated throughout the day with Richter Creek fire. Currently, 14 buildings are being evacuated in this area.


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