June 28/23 3:30pm The fire continues to have a control status of BEING HELD. According to BC Wildfire Service - this fire is not likely to spread beyond predetermined boundaries under current conditions. No critical infrastructure or residential homes are impacted or at risk.
BC Wildfire updates can be found at www.bcwildfire.ca
June 5/23 5:00pm - THE FIRE IS BEING HELD. This will be the final update from the Village of Sayward & SRD through Alertable unless there is a significant, negative change to the fire behaviour.
June 2/23 2:30pm - The fire is 208 ha. This fire size change is due to more accurate information from the flyover last night. The fire is burning into extremely steep slopes and crews are preparing strategies and tactics for this area. The outlook remains positive and risk to residents and infrastructure is still low at this time.
For more information, please contact the BC Wildfire Service
June 1/23 4:00pm - The fire is still 160ha. A flyover is planned to increase the accuracy of the fire perimeter information. The perimeter and size will update on https://wildfiresituation.nrs.gov.bc.ca/map and the app over this evening, time unspecified. Fire crews are meeting their objectives and are not anticipating any problems. The outlook remains positive and risk to residents and infrastructure is still low at this time.
May 31/23 4:00pm - The fire is currently 160ha. The size adjustment is due primarily to better flyover conditions and less smoke. This allowed a more accurate track of the fire perimeter. The fire has not moved closer to the Village. The weather conditions remain favourable for fire control and the fire has remained inside the expected perimeters. Over the next 24 hours a perimeter map will be available on the BC Wildfire Service Website and app. The outlook remains positive and risk to residents and infrastructure is still low at this time.
May 30/23 8:30pm - Currently there is no significant change to be shared. The wildfire is holding at 90ha and the forecast is calling for favorable weather conditions tonight and tomorrow. There will be 4 helicopters in action tomorrow and the Kelsey Log Sort will be utilized as a refueling station. Additional ground personnel will be assisting at the site as well.
May 30/23 3:45pm - At this time there is no change regarding the status of the Newcastle Creek Wildfire. The same number of people are working on the ground as there were yesterday. Fire controls and fire stops have been put in place relative to the wind condition. Positive results continue to be attained. The outlook remains positive and risk to residents and infrastructure is still low at this time.
May 30/23 8:40am - The current size of the fire has increased to 90ha. At this time no critical infrastructure or residential homes impacted or at risk.
May 29/23 9:00pm - The current size of the fire has increased to 60ha.
May 29/23 6:40pm - Update on Newcastle Creek (Sayward) Fire provided by BC Wildfire Service:
30 firefighters have been deployed to action the fire and air tankers / helicopters have been dropping water on the fire since earlier in the afternoon. The current size is 15ha burning in the slash piles and cut blocks. At this time no critical infrastructure or residential homes impacted or at risk. Fire is believed to be human caused. Updates will be sent out as our regional Emergency Operation Centre receives them from the BC Wildfire Service.
May 29/23 3:15pm - The Village of Sayward is currently responding to a wildfire. Wildfires can destroy homes and wildlife habitats, increase pollution in the air reducing air quality, and can cause injuries, a variety of health concerns and fatalities.
- An EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) has been activated.
- Coastal Fire Centre and BC Wildfire are aware and are providing resources.
- This is NOT an evacuation alert.
- If you are not in the area, avoid the area.
- Have a plan to check in on family, friends and vulnerable neighbours.
- Keep all doors and windows closed.
- Reduce time spent outdoors and avoid vigorous outdoor activities.
- Follow the direction of local authorities.
- Do not call 911 for information or updates.
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