Lizard Lake Wildfire Update

August 13, 2015

The estimated size of the fire is now over 150 hectares. This is only an estimate and they expect the fire to be larger than that. Once they can get a better overview BC Wildfire Service will provide an update.

This is not an interface fire – no homes, communities or structures are anticipated to be impacted by the fire.

Air quality is an issue and we are encouraging everyone to check out the Island Health information regarding protecting ourselves from the small particulates that we perceive as smoke in the air.

Information can be found at

There is also an interesting map that shows the smoke trail over western BC at

Please feel free to share the information that is provided on our website at

August 12, 2015 – 5 pm

BC Wildfire Service continues to aggressively work on this wildfire. It is on Crown Land and moving in a Northwest direction uphill from the Lizard Lake area. Lizard Lake Campground is likely to be closed and anyone planning to go camping in the surrounding area is encouraged to change their plans to another location as this fire is anticipated to continue for quite some time.

NO EVACUATION anticipated for communities surrounding the area!

Ash is falling depending on wind direction and smoke is heavy in the area.

Island Health has been requested to monitor air quality in the area and those with respiratory health concerns are encouraged to check Island Health for advisories on how to minimize potential health impacts.

Capital Regional District and Cowichan Valley Regional District will be actively monitoring the situation and providing updates as they become available.



August 5, 2015 – 10:30 pm

A small wildfire was discovered this afternoon near Kingburne Drive (Cobble
Hill area). Cowichan Bay, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake fire departments along
with Forestry crews are working to extinguish this wildfire that is
estimated to be 0.009 hectares.

A few homes were put on evacuation alert for precautionary safety reasons
but have been allowed to remain home.

A small crew is maintaining the sprinkler system overnight to hopefully keep
the fire contained overnight.

Thank you to all those who responded so quickly and effectively to
extinguish this fire!

We hope to receive further updates in the morning.

August 5, 2015 – 8:30 am

Lightning is the suspected cause of a small wildfire at the top end of Meade
Creek above Youbou.

The estimated size of the fire is 0.0009 hectares.

There is no risk to structures and no evacuations are anticipated at this

Updates will be provided as they become available.

August 5, 2015 – 8 am

The Copper Canyon Mainline Fire was discovered on August 2, 2015. The
current size is estimated at 7.5 hectares and is suspected to be person
caused. Fire crews are working to extinguish this fire.

There is currently no risk to structures and no evacuation is anticipated
for this fire.

Updates will be provided as they become available.


August 5, 2015 – 8 am

The Skutz Falls Fire is now completely contained and fire crews are working
to “mop up” any remaining hotspots!

Thank you to all the dedicated people who have worked so hard to extinguish
this fire!!!