BC WILDFIRE | Squamish Valley Fire | 3

UPDATE 3 – APRIL 16, 202 – PM UPDATE

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Photo Credit | Squamish RCMP

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Wildfire Name Changes

The SQUAMISH VALLEY FIRE, originally called the Squamish Valley Road Fire has received a secondary designation as Magee Road Fire by other media outlets.

Date/Start Time

Fire ignited on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from an unknown cause.

Initial Reporting

Reporting party contact Law Enforcement officials at 1615 hours PT.

Current Status

About four hours ago, there has been no fire growth reported and fire behavior has slowed.

The size and containment status are unknown.

Resources

Incident Cooperators for this event include: Squamish RCMP, BC Wildfire Services, Town of Squamish, Search and Rescue Teams

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Keep Roads Clear

Police are asking folks to stay out of the areas where firefighters and heavy fire equipment and for the safety of personnel.

Burn Bans

As of noon today, most open burning is now prohibited throughout BC to reduce the likelihood of human-caused wildfires. This applies to all public & private land unless specified otherwise by a local government bylaw.

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Preparedness

Pack up your pets and kids, important documents, medications, food and water and Monitor @slrd_bc  @Squamishtown@SquamishRCMP

Photo Image Credit | Red Cross Canada

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HASHTAGS, SOCIAL MEDIA

#BCwildfire #SquamishValleyFire #Squamish  #MageeRdFire #SquamishValleyRoadFire

This will be our last and final update unless there is a significant change in fire behavior or something as deemed by Fire Officials.

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