Thomas Creek (K51794)
Last updated: Monday, July 12, 2021 at 8:50 PM
Location: 1.5 kilometres east of Skaha Lake
Discovered: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Size: 900.0 hectares (estimated)
This fire is classified as Out of Control.
The size increase is attributed to more accurate mapping this evening as visibility increased.
Heavy equipment is working in the southwest corner and continuing upslope with their objectives.
Interface: Interface Interface Fire
Evacuation Alert is in effect.
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has downgraded an Evacuation Order for 77 properties in Electoral Area “D” to an Evacuation Alert. An Evacuation Alert for 627 other properties in Electoral Area “D” remains in effect. Please contact the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen for more information.
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Cause: Under Investigation
The cause of this fire is under investigation at this time.
• 33 firefighters
• 3 helicopters
• 8 heavy equipment
Today, BCWS had 33 personnel responding to this incident, with assistance from three helicopters, 8 pieces of heavy equipment, Structure Protection Units and the local Fire Department. Crews will remain on site overnight.
4 BC Wildfire personnel and a Structure Protection Unit remained on site overnight.