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The TFN EOC Team aims to create a very open and proactive response to wildfire seasons; you will find here the latest updates on the Maria Creek Fire, the TFN EOC Team are in contact with both EMBC and LTC (via Darryl Adrian.)

August 2, 2022 4:50 PM, the Maria Creek Fire poses no hazard to Public Safety, but has been made a Wildfire of Note due to inquires about smoke highly visible from Pavilion, and Cache Creek. The BCWS is responding to the fire with 112 Firefighters, 11 helicopters, 3 pieces of heavy equipment, 1 incident management team and do have additional support resources at their disposal.

August 5, 2022 3:57 PM, the Maria Creek Fire continues to pose no threat to Public Safety, no changes in fire size, resources will maintain numbers but change out personnel. The forecasted warming trend is not expected to impact this fire much, allowing crews to continue tightening guards as much as possible.

August 9, 2022 3:25 PM, the Maria Creek Fire continues to pose no threat to Public Safety, no change in fire size, fire behaviour remains low. Heavy equipment has completed the guard on all operable ground by connecting existing roads and cut blocks, the guard has been completed around 75% of the perimeter. Some areas of the fire are burning in steep terrain, making direct attack challenging 59 firefighters, 2 helicopters, 6 heavy equipment; there are no further details are available at this time regarding resources.

August 11, 2022 3:16 PM, the Maria Creek Fire continues to pose no threat to Public Safety, no change in fire size, fire behaviour remains low. An aerial scan of the fire perimeter to identify hot spots was conducted again last night. Infrared scanning and mapping provides valuable intelligence to our ground crews about areas of heat and fire where they should focus their efforts. Crews will be actioning these hotspots today. Crews are progressing well on establishing hose lays and patrolling for hot spots around the fire perimeter. Patrolling involves searching for areas of heat and flame, establishing water delivery to them or using hand tools and extinguishing it. Crews do this by moving along the perimeter of the fire, within a 100 ft edge of the fire.

August 16, 2022 9:05 AM , the Maria Creek Fire is no longer considered a "Fire of Note," if you require further updated information on this fire, please contact the Kamloops Fire Centre. Crews will continue to patrol for hot spots around the fire perimeter, progressively pushing inwards from the perimeter. Patrolling involves searching for areas of heat and flames, establishing water delivery to the or using hand tools and extinguishing it.

Kamloops Fire Centre Contact Information: bcws.kfcinformationofficer@gov.bc.ca

Kamloops Fire Centre Phone Number: 250 554-5965

For up to date information please refer back to this page for further information as it becomes available, and guide friends and family to the here for the official decisions of the TFN EOC Team.

Click here for BCWS Updates on the Maria Creek Fire

Click here for the August 2, 2022 BCWS Update

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