NEWS RELEASE · 8th June 2011
Northwest Fire Centre
A combination of favourable weather and crew efforts have resulted in significant progress on the Tisigar Lake Fire.
The more than 170 personnel on this fire have accomplished the following in the past week:
• Identified and placed sprinkler systems on potentially threatened structures in the vicinity.
• Assessed and removed identified danger trees along 10 kilometres of affected highway..
• Established more than 8.3 kilometres of control lines along the base and head of the fire. Crews are now working from this control line, extinguishing all hot spots 30 metres feet in.
• Built a helicopter landing pad to access the 60-hectare portion of the fire that crossed the Dease River. Now firefighters have access to the area they are working to contain..
The weather is forecasted to be warming and drying until the weekend. This means that it is likely that smoke will increase, especially in the heat of the day. For those that live within the area smoke will be visible. Travellers on the Cassiar Highway should still be cautious as the fire is still active and firefighters are working in the area.
The restricted area order is still in place and applies to all Crown land from one kilometre north of Wheeler Lake, to the Beaver Dam rest stop and 25 kilometres east and west of Highway 37. People may enter this area only in the course of travelling to and from their residences or when using Highway 37 as defined in the Highway Act.