Not an interface fire (no structures or communities threatened)
Suspected to be human caused
6 heavy equipment
16 person Incident Management Team were phased into managing this fire August 14/15, 2015. Crew and equipment will be added and/or removed as the dynamics of suppression requirements progresses.
BC Wildfire posted the following photos of the Lizard Lake fire, burning east of Port Renfrew.
Slash piles that have sat for long periods of time will contain very little moisture in the lower pieces. Once on fire the heat from each piece radiates heat. The amount of water necessary to put this type of fire out would be enormous. Photo from BC Wildfire.
This fire has a deep, and think layer of fuel to burn on the surface. Underneath has layers of humus which can continue to smolder for weeks. Excavators must remove enough fuel to make the line hold, with the expected weather conditions. Photo from BC Wildfire
Heavy smoke blankets area around Lizard Lake fire, making bucketing with helicopters the tool of choice for precision drops. Photo from BC Wildfire.