The Wildfires of Note in the Quesnel Fire Zone have grown, as updates from the BC Wildfire Service show.
The Narcosli Creek Fire is now estimated at 3,100 hectares, growing from 1,200 hectares. It remains zero per cent contained. It is approximately 31 km southwest of Quesnel.
According to the BC Wildfire Service website, there are currently 30 firefighters, two helicopters and six pieces of heavy equipment on site. Crews will continue to establish control lines to prevent further growth.
The @CaribooRD and @Quesnel have issued an evacuation alert for the Narcosli Creek area north to West Quesnel, with all City properties on alert west of the Fraser River. Details: https://t.co/DqVrq78eox pic.twitter.com/zzKdl7cqrk
— CRD (@CaribooRD) August 10, 2018
The Blackwater River Fire, which is 72 km west of Quesnel, is now estimated at 2,000 hectares, up from 1,184 hectares earlier today. It is also zero per cent contained. It has 16 firefighters, one helicopter and six pieces of heavy equipment on site with crews continuing to build a fireguard.
The third Wildfire of Note in the Quesnel Fire Zone, at Shag Creek, is estimated at 7,000 hectares with no crew on site due to safety concerns. On Wednesday it was estimated at just 900 hectares. There is an evacuation order in effect for properties near the Shag Creek Fire.
The Observer is waiting for more information from the Cariboo Fire Centre’s fire information officer.