The Oliver Fire Department would like to thank everyone for the support over the last week. This has been an incredibly aggressive and unpredictable fire. Our crews have been going hard since the start and their hard work has paid off with the amount of structures they have saved. Currently most of the fire has pushed up into the mountains outside of our protection area. However one of our apparatus has been tasked by BC Forestry to continue supporting their efforts up McKinney Rd
Archives for July 26, 2021
Size: 6,800.0 hectares
The fire is classified as Out of Control.
Firefighting personnel continue to work overnight to protect structures in/near Shrike subdivision.
One hundred firefighters arrived to Canada from Mexico. Their first day on the fireline will be tomorrow.
Today, Division A is patrolling and continuing structure protection in the north near Shrike and along Camp McKinney Road. Patrol work will continue along/near Nk’Mip Rd area for hot spots. Crews will be looking for burn off operation opportunities to reinforce existing guards and protect structures.
Division Z is continuing structure protection near the Anarchist Mountain community. Crews will also mop up and patrol around Spirit Ridge on the fire’s southern perimeter.
Heavy equipment is working to create a cat guard around a small excursion near Shrike. Machine guard construction will progress from Shrike eastward. A line locator will prepare for building a new machine guard on the fire’s east flank, aiming to connect with the ongoing construction of the southern machine guard.
Fire behaviour continues to be aggressive and challenging as conditions remain hot and dry.