UPDATE from the Coastal Fire Centre, on their Facebook page (see below).
The Coastal Fire Centre is responding to the Tugwell Creek fire currently burning approximately 18 kilometers northwest of Sooke at Tugwell Creek.
“The fire is estimated at 84 hectares in size. This is a downsize from the 100 hectares in size that was reported late yesterday. The previous estimate included some spotting that had occurred, and crews were looking down through heavy smoke – the fire perimeter was flown this morning when skies were clearer.
“This fire is currently 10% contained, and today has 74 firefighters and five BC Wildfire Service officers (previously referred to as an Incident Management Team) to assist in managing the incident.
“Crews are challenged by a lack of water in the area (creeks and ponds) and water is being trucked by four water truck into bladders for hose lays.
“There are four pieces of heavy equipment working on the fire today to support crew efforts.
“Weather on the fire today should be similar to yesterday, with one more dry day with variable winds. Scattered showers and cooler temperatures are in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, which will help crew’s efforts.”
- 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”