Controlled Burn on Elephant Hill Blaze
Williams Lake ,BC -The Elephant Hill fire is now 192,725 hectares, and did come very close to some assets on Sheridan Lake over the weekend.
The BC Wildfire Service is conducting a controlled burn this afternoon on the south side of the Green Lake to create a clear and safer perimeter where ground crews can work.
This controlled burn will cover about 650 hectares north of Tin Cup Lake and south of Jim Mountain, and will increase the amount of smoke in the area. A significant smoke column is expected to be visible for the duration of the burn this afternoon.
Crews, heavy equipment, and structural protection specialists are working with 24 hour coverage in critical places along the fire’s north flank to best protect life, property, and infrastructure.
A boat provided by the Conservation Officer Service is working with structural firefighters to reach properties on Sheridan Lake to assess and secure homes.
The western and southern containment lines are not being challenged at this time.