The fire at Harrison Hot Springs continues to grow, but winds are working in the crews’ favour.
Fire Information Officer Donna MacPherson says the fire and smoke are being blown away from Harrison.
She says to make sure you can get where you need to go before you head out.
“The service road, the West Harrison Forest Service Road, is blocked at the 15-kilometre marker so you can’t use that road beyond that point. The drift of smoke that’s moving northward is moving toward Lillooet Lake, which is in the Pemberton area.”
MacPherson says the Wood Lake and Mile Bay campsites remain closed.
The fire was caused by people.
Photograph by Tyra Armstrong
Across the province.
Despite 11 new wildfires in BC yesterday, the situation in the province is holding steady.
Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek says considering the long weekend – and the fact seven of the new fires yesterday were human caused – we’re doing well.
“I am sure people are heading home today – just making sure they are being cautious when they do so. If they’re in an area where campfires were allowed just making sure it’s fully extinguished.”
Cooler weather is expected in the days to come but Skrepnek says there is also an increased risk of lightening.
There are 145 fires in total right now – down from more than 250 in July.