Aug. 13: Elephant Hill fire estimated at 149,914 hectares

Fire got close to Green Lake, reached Young Lake

2:15 p.m. update: “It is active again. The winds are picking up and they’ve been steady all morning,” says Fire Information Officer Noelle Kekula.

“Crews will be working it as much as they can from the air and the ground and through equipment.”

Kekula says that due to how smoky it is our there, the flyover wasn’t much of a success.

“It’s very difficult… again our number one priority is life and property.”

11:10 a.m. update: The Elephant Hill fire is estimated at 149,914 hectares, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

A map also shows the fire has grown significantly towards Green Lake. The map includes yesterday’s growth.

Original story: “We’re trying to get an idea of what the new perimeter is. Because of the smoke and everything, it’s making it difficult,” says Fire Information Officer Noelle Kekula.

It got close to Green Lake with winds of up to 50 km/h, she says.

“It was quite the wind event that happened yesterday.”

There was quite a lot of rain in the Green Lake area according to Kekula, who says there are puddles of rain this morning.

“The rain was needed. We will take it and we will use it and assess once we are able to get into the area and have a look and just see what happened yesterday.”

Related: Canim Lake C41703 fire activity “looking really quiet”

The fire reached Young Lake, says Kekula, but she doesn’t know if it passed Young Lake.

In the South near Highway 1 and 99, there was a relatively good news story, she says.

“It held within its borders. We actually have one small little burn proposed for that area just to clean off one more small portion of it and that one is looking really good.”

The rain last night has really socked in the smoke in today, she says.

“You never like to hear rain when you’re tenting but boy oh boy at three in the morning when I heard rain on my tent last night it made me happy to hear.”

Just Posted

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of two men in Anahim Lake

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

Ageing safely with medications

Local pharmacist presents information at seniors centre

Natural gas project nears completion

Enbridge’s new compressor unit upgrades equipment along Highway 24

Morning Dec. 14: Foggy weather, low chance of precipitation

The morning weather and roads for the South Cariboo

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

Most Read