Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

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

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:22 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018 - Monday night: Overcast. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Tuesday: Overcast. Widespread smoke. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.0° C
    -2.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.0° C
    Heat Index
    19.0° C
    Dewpoint
    9.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:45:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:42
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (77% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:22:31
    Day High
    31.6° C @ 16:24 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.2° C @ 06:44 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.89 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.54 kPa @ 17:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.2° C @ 06:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    31.6° C @ 16:24 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.4km/h @ 14:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 13:47 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.6 @ 13:13 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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