Beavervale Creek fire downgraded - no longer a 'wildfire of note'
A wildfire on the Bombi Pass, roughly 12.5 km southeast of Castlegar, is now contained and smouldering with little or no open flames, according to the BC Wildfire Service.
At this point, there are 25 firefighters and one helicopter working on the fire, but bucketing and airbombing are no longer needed.
“Containment lines are now wrapped around the entire perimeter of the main fire. Those containment lines are a combination of hand built fuel free overlaid with hose and machine built fire guard. The excursion on to the east has also been wrapped in hose to keep it wet,” said the BCWS website. “Ground crews will be expanding the perimeter wet line (a line of water sprayed on the ground that acts as a temporary control line) to 20 feet today. In addition to the wet line, crews will be actively patrolling, looking for smoke and hot spots.
“One helicopter will be used to patrol and look for smoke or excursions, but bucketing activity is no longer required. Heavy equipment was released from the fire as they are no longer required.
“This will be the final update on Wildfires of Note for the Beavervale Creek. This fire is no longer considered a Wildfire of Note and will be archived July 15, 2021.”