Crews continue mopping up fire

Crews continue mopping up fire

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Resources are being decreased on the Eagle Bluff fire that is still classified as "held" at 2,632 hectares. (BC Wildfire photo)
BC Wildfire photo

Resources are decreasing on the Eagle Bluff fire as crews continue to mop up the blaze still being classified as “held” at 2,632 hectares.

There are 86 firefighters still working on the fire ground, but that is expected to decrease significantly in the coming days. There are currently one helicopter and one piece of heavy equipment assigned to the fire.

The BC Wildfire Service is taking a modified response approach to the north flank. In consultation with land managers, it has been decided to allow the fire to take its natural course while being monitored by cameras, ground patrols and aerial scans.

The areas of the fire that posed a threat to the community on the west, east and south flanks have been fully suppressed and are currently in patrol status. Infrared scanning will continue to occur in these areas to ensure hot spots are all extinguished.

Today, crews will continue to mop up and patrol the fire on the west, east and south flanks. Their objective is to identify and extinguish hot spots within 200 feet of the fire perimeter. An aerial drone scan occurred on Sunday to identify more hot spots that crews can work to cool using water and hand tools.

An area restriction order for Crown land in the vicinity of the Eagle Bluff wildfire remains in effect.

BC Wildfire photo

 

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