Tue. Jul 23rd, 2019

Updating…. Fire out Sproat Lake. Please send pictures and updates.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 23 July 2019 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming windy late this afternoon. High 25. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Windy this evening and after midnight. Low 11. Wednesday: Clearing near noon. High 24. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 29. Thursday night: Clear. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy. High 25. Friday night: Showers. Low 15. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 13. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    23.1° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 13 km/h
    gusting 23 km/h
    Humidity
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    23.1° C
    Heat Index
    23.1° C
    Dewpoint
    13.3° C
    UV
    3.6
    Solar
    566 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:30:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    04:58
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (61% full)
    Civil Set
    21:51
    Day Length
    13:25:43
    Day High
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.85 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21km/h @ 14:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1034W/m2 @ 13:27 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.7 @ 13:46 Tdy.

Latest updates at top start here.

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Update 12PM Sunday – No new updates.  BCWS still classes fire as New 1ha.

Updated 7:30AM – Nothing new to report.

Updated 9PM – Hwy 4 now open.

BCWS has same size for the fire. Likely nothing more until morning.

Update 6:30PM – BCWS update size to 1 hectare.

Person caused, updated location.

Update 6:20PM -Highway 4 open single lane.

5:40PM – Crews may have a handle on it.

this was the fire initially before more crews arrived around 3PM this afternoon.

Cheryl Graham

DriveBC still reports highway 4 closed next update 6:30PM

A before picture from Kelly Markin
After looking much better from Kelly Markin

5:30PM – Videos provided by David Pederson Tahn

 

 

4:35PM BCWS updated with initial location.

BC Wildfire now has it on their map.  It looks to be about 2 kilometres west of Taylor Arm Provincial Park. It is referred as Friesen Lake fire right now.

BCWS position at 4:30
4:30PM Saturday information
Linnea Hills – FB
Linnea Hills -FB
Michelle Crowther – FB

4:16PM Highway 4 now closed

From Valentine Gomez on FB

I am getting reports of a fire near Hwy 4 on Sproat Lake. If you have pictures please send them and I will include here as I update information. Nothing from BC Wildfire yet.

Pic below from Brandy May Watson on Facebook

 

From Nick EH on FB

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