Highway 1 reopens, flames visible from Shuswap wildfire

The Salmon Arm Observer
August 27, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

SALMON ARM, BC — Highway 1 has reopened. Drivers using this highway are not permitted to stop where evacuation alerts and orders are in place. Spokesperson Derek Sutherland said wildlife is posing a problem as food begins to rot in people’s homes where the power has been out for several days. “We’ve placed garbage bins at Scotch Creek Market, Celista Fire Hall, and the Ross Creek Store to facilitate the removal.” …Fire behaviour above Sorrento is expected to increase and flames are visible from the highway. “We have some bridges burnt out on the Adams Lake Road, or Holding Road… That bridge is being open by the Ministry of Transportation in the evening between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., but closed during the day while crews are working on it. Squilax-Anglemont Road remains shut down for safety. …The Bush Creek East wildfire has destroyed 131 structures and damaged another 37. 


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