Cooler temperatures and the possibility of some showers in the forecast is welcome news to crews battling wildfires on the South Coast.
Two large fires burning near Pemberton, the Elaho and Boulder Creek, will see some precipitation today. But, the Wood Lake fire near Harrison might not.
Fire Information Officer Donna MacPherson spoke with the crews this morning…
“They are hopeful they will get some, but if the rain doesn’t actually land there, on their fire, they are anticipating that it could stay of course dry, and there could be an increase of fire behavior in the afternoon and early evening.”
MacPherson says there could be some good news.
“We’re not seeing much in the way of lightning this weekend, and the winds that are should be accompanying this storm aren’t supposed to be extreme which is really good news.”
The Wood Lake fire is still zero per cent contained, although crews have been able to working to contain the south portion.
“They are working quite heavily on the south portion toward containment because, not only is that easily accessible, but it’s also the side that if the winds did turn, we want to make sure it doesn’t come back down the valley toward Harrison Hot Springs.”
The fire was first noticed last Sunday and at an estimated 1,325 hectares, it’s zero per cent contained.