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CONTRIBUTION · 24th June 2010
Dave Brocklebank
The 200 hectare one has grown to 2300 hectare very fast but is only nature taking its course - meanwhile we all choke.

Kelowna was nature cleaning up too and with no real fire fighting resources up here a shift in direction and increase in wind speed can very quickly create a situation, one that may cut off evacuation routes from Telegraph Creek as there is only one way in or out.

For latest information on NW fires;

http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Fires.asp?Mode=normal&AllFires=1&FC=3

Location: 20km NE of Telegraph Creek, 10km S of Telegraph Creek Highway

Last updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Discovered: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Size: 2,300.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
This fire is a modified response fire. This means that the fire is under careful observation by Northwest Fire Centre staff to ensure it does not spread beyond the points specified by the land manager.

This fire is being allowed to burn to capitilize on the ecological benefits of naturally occurring wildfires. This type of response is in accordance with the Skeena/Stikine Forest District Fire Management Plans, which specifies that wildfire responses must be respectful of the environment and landscape to preserve the natural habitat and meet land management objectives.

Interface: This is not an interface fire.

More information
Smoke from this fire may be visible along highway 37 and Telegraph Creek Road as well as Telegraph Creek.

Cause: Lightning

Location: North of Stikine Canyon, west of Highway 37
Last updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Discovered: Sunday, June 20, 2010

Size: 400.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
This fire is modified response, which means that it is being monitored but is allowed to burn to capitalize on the ecological benefits of naturally occurring wildfires. This type of response is in accordance with the Skeena/Stikine Forest District Fire Management Plans, which specifies that wildfire responses must be respectful of the environment and landscape to preserve the natural habitat and meet land management objectives.

This fire remains under careful observation by Northwest Fire Centre staff to ensure it does not spread beyond the points specified by the land manager.


Interface: This is not an interface fire.

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Lightning