Heather Lake wildfire in EC Manning Park now estimated at 1,900 hectares

By Cheyanna Lorraine
Kelowna Now
September 5, 2022
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Heather Lake wildfire located in the E.C. Manning Park is now estimated at 1,900 hectares. This is a significant increase from the estimate of 400 hectares reported on Sunday. According to the BC Wildfire Service, smoke and the type of topography in the area made it challenging for crews to accurately map the fire. The fire continues to burn in a “highly volatile fuel type” which has the potential to introduce aggressive fire behaviour in the coming days. Highway 3 and the Manning Park Resort remain unthreatened, however, the fire is about five kilometres away from the resort. “This wildfire is also resulting in dense smoke, especially east of Manning Park Resort,” says BC Parks. “Wildfire crews are actively monitoring and may be working in the area. In the event of changing wildfire conditions, visitors in this park may receive limited notice to evacuate.”

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