We received the following update from Dorthe Jakobsen from the Coastal Fire Centre:
“The fire at Tugwell Creek has grown due to sustained winds yesterday, we are preparing for similar weather but are hoping for better conditions.
“The winds caused some spotting and the fire is now 100 ha in size (10% contained) and burning in slash, felled and bucked timber, and mature and juvenile standing timber.
“BCWS [the BC Wildfire Service] is marshalling more resources to suppress this fire, there are now 75 fire fighters, 7 helicopters and multiple pieces of heavy equipment hard at work.
“An Incident Management Team (5 staff) will also be located locally to manage the fire on site. The fire is suspected to be human-caused and is under investigation.”
No people or structures are currently threatened. SPN will provide updates as the information becomes available.
- Final update, Tugwell Fire 100% contained
- Sunday progress report on the Tugwell Creek fire
- Out of danger, under control, the fire suppression work continues
- Update on Friday’s update on the Tugwell fire
- Effective Tugwell fire suppression efforts continue
- Tugwell fire now 50% contained
- Letter: Tugwell forest fire “inspires” call for clearcut ban, even on private land
- Tugwell fire now down to 84ha
- Tugwell fire, July 5: Still at 100ha, no danger to people or structures at this time
- Tugwell fire grows to 85ha
- Tugwell fire now 60ha and growing, 10% contained, still out of control
- UPDATED: Tugwell fire is 10ha in size, listed as “out of control”