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.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1950 hours PDT

 

BC WILDFIRE | Squamish Valley Fire | 2

AM UPDATE 2

Thursday | April 16, 2020

Brief Summary:

A wildfire is burning near Squamish, BC in Canada.  The wildfire name has  been changed from SQUAMISH VALLEY ROAD FIRE to new name of SQUAMISH VALLEY FIRE.

Incident Summary:

  • Started April 15, 2020
  • Reported at 1615 hours PT
  • Reported to Squamish RCMP and Integrated Police Dog Services
  • Cause: unknown
  • Size: unknown
  • Containment: unknown
  • Minimum of 60 hectacres
  • Unknown containment status

Resources:

  • Squamish RCMP
  • BC Wildfire Services
  • Town of Squamish

Evacuations:

  • RCMP and SAR teams worked feverishly to evacuate residents, while homes burned to the ground. (4/15/2020 2153 PT)
  • Evacuation map (0750 PT) Credit: Squamish RCMP

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Hashtags used on Social Media

  • BCwildfire
  • SquamishValley
  • Squamish
  • SquamishValleyRdFire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1150 PT

 

More Mutual Aid Resources Arrive to #AlbertaFires – May 29, 2016

Updated 5/29/2016 2200 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

For the first time in days, the number of fires have dropped down below 15 to 14 as of today’s date but fire conditions still remain extreme in some locations.

Currently, the fire has scorched a total of  579,946 ha or 1.433 Million acres which includes acreage in Saskatchewan prompting additional firefighting resources be sent to help current fire crews.

Fire Family Continues to Provide Mutual Aid

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Here is the current list of resources currently fighting all 14 Alberta fires including the largest of them all, #FortMacFire:

  • Firefighters.  2,292.
  • Helicopters.  90.
  • Pieces of Heavy Equipment.  273.
  • Air Tankers. 20.

There are still more personnel from around the Globe responding in high numbers.

Here is the latest  count of Fire Suppression (Firefighters) and what State/Province/Country they represent:

  • South Africa.  298.
  • United States.  198.
  • BC.  113.
  • Ontario.  84.
  • NW Territories. 48.
  • Parks Canada.  29.
  • CIFFC. 1.
  • News Brunswick.  7.
  • Saskatchewan.  34.
  • Manitoba.  2.
  • Newfoundland / Prince Edward Island. 19.

Resources

For a more detailed list of Resources for the Public, please see this website:  http://www.alberta.ca/emergency.cfm

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

Weather

There is a 55% chance of rain or thunderstorms to occur over the weekend, which will definitely help fire crews get a handle on the multitude of fires in the Province.

Residents Returning

A plan is in the works to assist residents to re-enter into their homes on June 1st.  A Press release state everything is on track for this to happen.  More updates will provided in our next few posts.

Social Media

The following #hashtags have been detected as being used by media, residents, fire personnel and others across Social Media platforms.

#FortMacFire.  #FortMcMurrayFire.  #ABFires.   #abStrong

Thank you for reading our Blog and for Following Us!  You can also check us out on Faceboo and Twitter. 

#StaySafeFriends

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Some #AlbertaFires Still Extreme – May 28, 2016

Updated 5/28/2016 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

Today, only 17 Wildfires burn in the Province of Alberta, Canada, which includes the still out-of-control #FortMacFire, however good news is that Fire Managers say the fire is no longer extreme in ALL area but now only in SOME of the areas.  With that being said, it is still dangerous for both Firefighters and residents alike.

Here is today’s update of the #FortMacFire burning in Alberta, Canada.

Fire conditions have changed from yesterdays “High to Extreme” to “Extreme” in SOME fire areas.  The #FortMacFire continues to be the largest and only fire still out-of-control.

Fire Family Globally Responds

Hundreds of Firefighters have been deployed to Canada and more are en route.

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Here is the current list of resources currently fighting all 17 Alberta fires including the largest of them all, #FortMacFire:

  • 576,781 ha to 1,425,257 acres (Thursday: 566,188 ha)
  • 3,200 ha or 7,907 acres in Saskatchewan (no change)
  • 2,309 Firefighters (Thursday: 2,062)
  • 104 Helicopters (Thursday: 105)
  • 261 Pieces of Heavy Equipment (Thursday: 258)
  • 24 Air Tankers (no change)

There are still more from around the Globe responding.

Here is the latest total count of Fire Suppression (Firefighters) and what State/Province/Country they represent:

  • Parks Canada.  28.
  • New Brunswick.  7.
  • Saskatchewan.  34.
  • Manitoba.  2.
  • Newfoundland / Prince Edward Island.  19.
  • South Africa.  298.
  • U.S. of America. 199.
  • British Columbia.  113.
  • Ontario.  85.
  • NW Territories.  52.

Resources

For a more detailed list of Resources for the Public, please see this website:  http://www.alberta.ca/emergency.cfm

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

Weather

There is a 50% chance of rain or thunderstorms to occur over the weekend. No rain reported as of yet.

Residents Returning

A plan is in the works to assist residents to re-enter into their homes on June 1st.  A Press release state everything is on track for this to happen.  More updates will provided in our next few posts.

Social Media

The following #hashtags have been detected as being used by media, residents, fire personnel and others across Social Media platforms.

#FortMacFire.  #FortMcMurrayFire.  #ABFires.   #abStrong

Thank you for reading our Blog and for Following Us!  You can also check us out on Faceboo and Twitter. 

#StaySafeFriends

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

#AlbertaFires Expecting Some Relief – May 27, 2016

Updated 5/27/2016 2200 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

20 Fires are still burning in the Province of Alberta, Canada.  The Fire in Peace River area is know under control.

Here is today’s update of the #FortMacFire burning in Alberta, Canada.

Fire conditions are still high to extreme.  The #FortMacFire continues to be the largest and only fire still out-of-control.

Influx of Resources

Hundreds of Firefighters have been deployed to Canada and more are en route.

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Here is the current list of resources currently fighting all 20 Alberta fires including the largest of them all, #FortMacFire:

  • 576,781 ha to 1,425,257 acres (Thursday: 566,188 ha)
  • 3,200 ha or 7,907 acres in Saskatchewan (no change)
  • 2,309 Firefighters (Thursday: 2,062)
  • 104 Helicopters (Thursday: 105)
  • 261 Pieces of Heavy Equipment (Thursday: 258)
  • 24 Air Tankers (no change)

There are still more from around the Globe still responding.

Here is the total count of Fire Suppression (Firefighters) and what State/Province/Country they represent:

  • South Africa. 298 from 280.
  • United States of America. 198 from 200.
  • British Columbia, Canada. 111 from 113.
  • Ontario, Canada. 111 from  85.
  • Quebec, Canada.  44 (no change reported).
  • NW Territories.  30 (same number).
  • New Brunswick. 7 from 22.
  • Parks Canada.  28 from 8.
  • Saskatchewan, Canada. 8 from 6.
  • Newfoundland/Prince Edward  Island. 3 (same number).
  • Nova Scotia. 3. (no change)
  • Manitoba:  2.

Weather Forecast

Fire Managers are expecting 40% humidity and 70% rain to fall over the fire ground and help assist firefighters in gaining control.

Resources

For a more detailed list of Resources for the Public, please see this website:  http://www.alberta.ca/emergency.cfm

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

Social Media

The following hashtags have been detected as being used by various agencies and those on Social Media, including media news outlets.  We are following suit to align all news updates in one area.  We are including our own #hashtag of #NWFireBlog for special alerts or info outside of the normal publishing/media realm.

#FortMacFire.  #FortMcMurrayFire.  #ABFires.   #abStrong

Thank you for the Follows.  We appreciate you following us on our Fire Blog here, Facebook and Twitter. 

Be #Safe out there, friends.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

#AlbertaFires Continue To Burn Up Canada – May 26, 2016

Updated 5/26/2016 2205 Hours PDT

A Fire Like No Other

The #FortMacFire is more or less like the unstoppable runaway train and it is the only one considered as being out-of-control.  Every day, we see  and hear there are more and more fires occurring in the Alberta region.

Courtesy:  @BoucherMItch

Courtesy: @BoucherMItch

Yesterday on Wednesday, 15 wildfires were burning to today’s (Thursday) number increasing to 20.  Rising temps and dry conditions are the perfect conditions for anything to happen.

News of a possible arsonist a few days ago made headlines but has since died down. We have not heard/seen any proof that an arsonist is actually out there causing these fires but anything is possible.  We just hope that whomever or whatever is the cause is quickly determined to help with fire prevention in the future.  We know, however, that may take awhile until the fires have been contained, knocked down and extinguished.

Influx of Resources

Hundreds of Firefighters have been deployed to Canada and more are en route.

Here is the current list of resources currently fighting all 20 Alberta fires including the largest of them all, the #FortMacFire.

  • 566,188 ha or 1.4 Million acres in Alberta alone
  • 3,200 ha or 7,907 acres in Saskatchewan
  • 2,062 Firefighters
  • 105 Helicopters
  • 258 Pieces of Heavy Equipment
  • 24 Air Tankers

Yesterday, on May 25th, Firefighters from the NW Territories and Parks Canada arrived in the area.

Courtesy: @BoucherMitch

Courtesy: @BoucherMitch

Here is the total count of Fire Suppression (Firefighters) and what State/Province/Country they represent:

  • South Africa. 280.
  • United States of America. 200.
  • British Columbia, Canada. 113.
  • Ontario, Canada.  85.
  • Quebec, Canada.  44.
  • NW Territories.  30.
  • New Brunswick. 22.
  • Parks Canada.  8.
  • Saskatchewan, Canada. 6.
  • Newfoundland/Prince Edward  Island. 3.
  • Nova Scotia. 3.

Weather Forecast

Fire Managers are expecting a higher amount of humidity and potential rain showers, which will assist Fire crews.

Resources

For a more detailed list of Resources for the Public, please see this website:  http://www.alberta.ca/emergency.cfm

Courtesy:  Alberta Canada Forestry

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

Social Media

The following hashtags have been detected as being used by various agencies and those on Social Media, including media news outlets.  We are following suit to align all news updates in one area.  We are including our own #hashtag of #NWFireBlog for special alerts or info outside of the normal publishing/media realm.

#FortMacFire.  #FortMcMurrayFire.  #ABFires.   #abStrong

Thank you for the Follows.  We appreciate you following us on our Fire Blog here, Facebook and Twitter. 

Be #Safe out there, friends.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog