BC Wildfire Service sending crews to fire near Spences Bridge in B.C. Interior

Parksville Qualicum Beach News
May 27, 2024
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a wildfire approximately five kilometres north of Spences Bridge. The Drinkwater Road wildfire (K60395) is reported to be 10 hectares in size. It is on the east side of the Thompson River above the CPKC mainline in an area of steep hillside and scattered trees. The wildfire is displaying rank 3 and 4 fire behaviour, meaning a vigorous surface fire with a moderate rate of spread. No structures are currently threatened. …“Three initial attack crews with a wildfire officer are en route. It was discovered within the last hour or so, and is estimated to be 10 hectares right now, but once crews are on site we’ll have a better idea of the size and what it’s like on the ground.” Colman added that two helicopters were also en route to the wildfire. A birddog is also on site.

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