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

 

Missing Retired Canadian Firefighter | Neil Smith

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HAVE YOU SEEN ME?  I HAVE BEEN REPORTED MISSING BY MY FAMILY.

The RCMP and BCPFFA (BC Firefighters) are looking for missing Retired Vacounver Firefighter Neil Smith whom drove away from his Langley home this afternoon around 2pm.

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He has not been seen or heard from by connecting with his family since.

He is said to be driving a grey 2016 Ford 150 truck with license plate # KG 2406.

He is a member of the BCPFFA, a Canadian IAFF local that represents BC’s 4,000 Professionals.

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Police are asking for any details on his whereabouts to reach out to them at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/home

#BringHomeNeilSmith #MissingFirefighter #RetiredFirefighter #Missing #PleaseRetween

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog